NCAR Strategic Plan 2014-2019

NCAR Strategic Plan 2014-2019


A new NCAR Strategic Plan is currently under development.  The latest draft of the plan is posted below for review and comment. Comments are welcomed: those received by March 17th will be considered for the next revision of the plan. Please submit your questions and comments to NCAR Chief Operations Officer Michael Thompson ( and NCAR Director Jim Hurrell (

Current Draft - February 24, 2014 - PDF
Current Draft - February 24, 2014 - Word


January 17, 2014 Version - PDF
January 17, 2014 Version - Word


Our planning process began at the UCAR members meeting on October 16-17, 2012, with a set of discussions about scientific challenges and opportunities.  You can find summaries of those discussions here

go here for summaries

AMS Presentation January 8, 2013 - " Developing a New Strategic Plan for NCAR"

The first drafts of the Strategic Plan were created by the Strategic Planning Council.  The strategic planning council is comprised of representatives from labs and divisions.


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