Welcome to the website for the 2006
Annual Meetings! We have a full
week of activities and I hope that as many of you as possible
will be able to join us.
I want to point out a few items in particular:
A. Invitations to an early career faculty member at your
university. I hope you will take advantage of our
invitation to bring an early career faculty member to
the Annual Meeting this year so they can learn more about
the programs at the national center. Please
send us the name of the person, and we will send them the travel and meeting
B. UCAR/NCAR orientation session is planned for 9:00 am on
Tuesday, 10 October for faculty guests and interested others.
And a luncheon for the early career faculty guests hosted by
the NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly will be held immediately
following UCAR and NCAR program tours (see below) at 11:30
C. Pre-meeting tours on Tuesday morning.
A number of NCAR and UCAR labs and programs are planning presentations
and tours of their scientific facilities, and research and
education activities on Tuesday morning before the Members
Meeting from 9:30-11:30am. I hope you’ll be able to participate.
Please note: We've added
a tourof the aircraft facility immediately following the Members'
meeting. Please sign up if you're interested.
Please check the final agenda closer to the meeting date for
locations of these events.
D. The focus of the meeting itself this year is on the new
UCAR strategic plan—UCAR 2020: A Strategic Outlook
for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. We
have break-out sessions planned
for each of the eight strategic areas and invite your participation in shaping the implementation
of that document.
It promises to be a very interesting week, including the joint
AMS/AGU Heads and Chairs Meeting on Thursday and Friday, 12-13
October, and I look forward to talking with all of you during
some portion of it.