The purpose of the UCP External Advisory Committee (EAC) is to better enable UCP to anticipate the evolving scientific landscape and community needs for Earth system sciences. The UCP EAC provides guidance, advice, direction, and regular feedback on UCP's activities and management of its centers and programs, consistent with UCP's vision, goals, and objectives.

The UCP EAC is composed of leading scientists with a broad view and deep understanding of the field of Earth system sciences, where it is going, and how UCP Programs and Centers may contribute to the advances of Earth system science, in close collaboration with the community.