Being a member of UCAR means being part of a community that helps shape the future direction of the field of Earth system science.
The UCAR consortium includes 120 North American colleges and universities that offer research and education programs in Earth system science, ranging from meteorology to hydrology, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, and beyond. These institutions appoint member representatives who serve as vital links between the academic community, NCAR, and the other programs and projects managed by UCAR.
UCAR benefits its members by providing community networking resources and offering an array of services that individual members institutions could not maintain on their own. UCAR also alerts its membership to legislative and budget issues that may affect their work, educates members of Congress on scientific problems and societal impacts, and advocates on behalf of broad community interests.
UCAR member benefits:
- participate in identifying and planning for future community needs
- receive news about research and opportunities at UCAR, NCAR and across the community
- govern UCAR itself, from election of the UCAR Board of Trustees to the selection of new member institutions
- member representatives are invited to attend the annual UCAR Members Meeting to meet with colleagues and NCAR and UCAR scientists
- priority for UVisit, a program where UCAR and NCAR scientists and staff will visit institutions to teach and share our science
- priority for the UCAR Next Generation Fellowships
- results of the biannual salary survey, for participating institutions
- new online community of members for collaboration and information sharing - coming soon!