UCP Programs

UCP Programs

The UCAR Community Programs (UCP) consists of six programs which create, conduct, and coordinate projects that strengthen education and research in the atmospheric, oceanic and earth sciences. Below are brief descriptions of the current programs. Please visit their individual websites for more information.

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Providing professional development for operational weather forecasters and the Geoscience community.



Collaborative effort between the US and Taiwan to build a microsat satellite constellation to sound the atmosphere using the radio occultation method.



The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) provides services advancing Earth system science program hosting; logistics and travel expertise for multiple events, conferences, and meetings; and professional development via postdoctoral fellowships, and visiting scientist appointments.

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Worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.

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UCAR Center for Science Education

SciEd seeks to  serve the university community by catalyzing efforts and building tools that expand the capability of universities, while also pursuing our own pioneering work.

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Providing data, tools, and community leadership for enhanced Earth-system education and research.


About UCP

The UCAR Community Programs provide innovative resources, tools, and services in support of the research and education goals of the atmospheric and Earth system sciences community.

A major focus for UCP is making sure the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions is translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

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