The NCAR Directorate charts the organization's path forward, ensuring that NCAR remains an essential leader in pursuit of full understanding of the intricacies of the atmosphere and everything it touches. 

Working closely with the National Science Foundation, UCAR leadership, NCAR's Advisory Council, our staff, and the university community, the NCAR Directorate sets the strategy that directs this vital scientific organization, whose research, facilities, and technology advance the understanding of our Earth system and promote both economic and human wellbeing.