Funding science couldn't be more important, and we ensure policymakers know why.

UCAR works with its partners in the Earth system science community to make sure lawmakers understand the need for sustained investment in crucial research and scientific infrastructure that saves lives and property, supports our continued economic competitiveness, and strengthens our national security.

Research in the Earth system sciences is fundamentally nonpartisan, and we stand ready to brief legislators and their staff — on both sides of the aisle — on the results of the cutting-edge research under way at NSF NCAR and in our university community.