From the Interim Director

From the Interim Director

From Maura Hagan, NCAR Interim Director

Welcome to the NCAR Director’s Office web pages. I encourage you to take a minute to explore this site  and learn more about the capabilities that NCAR directorate staff offer to the research community and the NCAR/UCAR personnel whom we serve. Among the groups working out of the directorate are the Advanced Study Program, which facilitates visits, fellowships, and educational opportunities between NCAR and the scientific  community, and the Budget and Planning office, which is responsible for implementing and monitoring our budgets and proposals. The NCAR directorate is also home to several groups dedicated to building cross-institution partnerships and collaboration, and providing critical research resources – both internally and to the community. Among these are the Integrated Science Program, the External Relations office, and NCAR’s libraries.

In addition, these pages offer you insights on NCAR’s long-term vision (our five-year Strategic Plan and Workforce Management Plan) and a view on our annual research goals and achievements (the NCAR Annual Report and the Program Operating Plan). You will also find details on the variety of committees and groups that inform NCAR direction and guide us in meeting NSF requirements.  I hope you enjoy your virtual visit to the directorate, and encourage you to explore the Laboratory and Program pages to get a sense of some of the exciting science that is being pursued and supported at NCAR.