Board of Trustees Rick Anthes June 12_ 2001 by ewghwehws


									Introduction to UCAR
     ACD Review
      Rick Anthes
      October 24, 2001
   a non-profit corporation formed in 1959 to serve the
atmospheric and related science and education community

   The UCAR mission

      to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the
      university community, nationally and internationally; to
      understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related
      systems and the global environment; and to foster the
      transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment
      of life on earth.
         UCAR Governance
• Membership: 66 member North American universities
  with appropriate doctorate program; 20 Academic

• Governance: 132 Member Representatives and Board
  of Trustees

• Guidance: advisory committees and review panels and
  significant university involvement in every UCAR

• Peer Review: NSF 3-5 year review process.
                       UCAR Members
University of Alabama in Huntsville     McGill University                           University of Texas at Austin
University of Alaska                    University of Miami                         Texas Tech University
University at Albany,                   University of Michigan-Ann Arbor            University of Toronto
      State University of New York      University of Minnesota                     Utah State University
University of Arizona                   University of Missouri                      University of Utah
Arizona State University                Naval Postgraduate School                   University of Virginia
California Institute of Technology      University of Nebraska, Lincoln             University of Washington
University of California, Davis         University and Community College            Washington State University
University of California, Irvine              System of Nevada                      University of Wisconsin- Madison
University of California, Los Angeles   University of New Hampshire, Durham         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Chicago                   New Mexico Institute of                     Woods Hole Oceanographic
Colorado State University                     Mining and Technology                     Institution
University of Colorado at Boulder       New York University                         University of Wyoming
Cornell University                      North Carolina State University             Yale University
University of Denver                    The Ohio State University                   York University
Drexel University                       University of Oklahoma
Florida State University                Old Dominion University
Georgia Institute of Technology         Oregon State University
Harvard University                      Pennsylvania State University
University of Hawaii                    Princeton University
Howard University                       Purdue University
University of Illinois                  University of Rhode Island
      at Urbana-Champaign               Rice University
University of Iowa                      Rutgers University
Iowa State University                   Saint Louis University
The Johns Hopkins University            Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD
University of Maryland                  Stanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Texas A & M University
              UCAR’s Six Goal Areas
• Science--foster a broad scientific     • Advocacy, public policy, and
   program of highest quality to           communication--in cooperation
   address present and future needs of      with other institutions, play a strong
   society                                  role in developing enhanced and
                                            more effective methods of
                                            communication among scientists,
• Research facilities--develop and          policymakers, and the public in
   acquire state-of-the-art scientific      order to foster the use of science in
   research facilities                      the service of humankind
                                         • Technology transfer--in conjunction
• Education and training--devote            with the UCAR Foundation, transfer
   significant attention to education       appropriate UCAR technology to the
   and training, with emphasis on           public and private sectors
   women and minorities                  • Research and operational
                                           partnerships--strengthen the
                                            relationship between the operational
                                            and research communities
                                   University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
                                                                                     Member Institutions

                                                                                       Board of Trustees

                             Finance &                                                                                                                  Corporate
                           Administration                                                  President                                                     Affairs
                            Katy Schmoll, VP                                                Richard Anthes                                            Jack Fellows, VP

                                             NCAR                                                                                      UCAR                                             Information
                                     Tim Killeen, Director                                                                            Programs                                         Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                       Technology &
                                                                                                                                  Jack Fellows, Director                                Applications
                             Steve Dickson, Associate Director                                                                                                                             (IITA)


                                                                                                                  Cooperative Program for            Constellation Observing
      Atmospheric                Atmospheric              Advanced Study           Climate & Global                Optional Meteorology              System for Meteorology            Digital Library
    Chemistry Division        Technology Division            Program               Dynamics Division              Education and Training               Ionosphere Climate             for Earth System
         (ACD)                      (ATD)                     (ASP)                    (CGD)                            (COMET)                            (COSMIC)                   Science (DLESE)

                                   David                       Al                      Maurice                          Timothy                               Bill                           Mary
                                   Carlson                   Cooper                   Blackmon                          Spangler                              Kuo                           Marlino

Environmental          High                   Mesoscale &              Research               Scientific
  & Societal         Altitude                  Microscale             Applications            Computing       GPS Science and                                   Visiting Scientists       Joint Office
Impacts Group       Observatory           Meteorological Division      Programs                Division      Technology Program             Unidata                 Programs              for Science
   (ESIG)             (HAO)                      (MMM)                  (RAP)                   (SCD)              (GST)                                              (VSP)                 Support

                         Michael                    Robert                 Brant                                 Randolph                   David                     Meg                   Karyn
  Robert                                                                                      Al Kellie
                         Knölker                     Gall                  Foote                                  Ware                      Fulker                   Austin                 Sawyer

                                                                                                                                                              Denotes President’s Office 12/07/98
   UCAR Board of Trustees
Otis Brown, University of Miami, Chairman
Richard Anthes, UCAR President
Leo Donner, Princeton Univ., Vice Chairman & Personnel Comm Chairman
Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland
Charles Kennel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ron McPherson, American Meteorological Society
Neal Lane, Rice University
Mary Jo Richardson, Texas A&M University
Paola Rizzoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Soroosh Sorooshian, University of Arizona
David Skaggs, Center for Democracy and Citizenship
Ronald Smith, Yale University
Orlando Taylor, Howard University
Gabor Vali, University of Wyoming
Patricia Woodworth, Univ. of Chicago, Audit and Finance Comm Chairwoman
   UCAR Service to Community
• Facilities
   –   Computing (SCD)
   –   Visualization Laboratory
   –   Mass Store (for data sets)
   –   Observational facilities (ATD)
• Community Models and Software
   – Community Climate System Model (CCSM)
   – MM5 and Weather Research and Forecast model-WRF
   – Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model
   – Earth System Model Framework
• Support of field programs (ATD, Joint Office of
  Science Support)
         Service to Community
• Educational materials (e.g. COMET)
• Community data sets
   – Research (observations, analysis, models)
   – Real time to universities (UNIDATA)
• Collaborative research, visiting appointments,
• Advocacy of atmospheric sciences with
  Administration and Congress
   – Action Alerts to community
   – Written and oral testimonies
   Planning and Priority Setting
• Occurs through a variety of mechanisms and
   – External committees, panels, and studies (e.g. NRC
   – UCAR Governance (Members, Trustees, divisional
     advisory committees)
   – NSF committees and guidance
   – Internal committees (NCAR Directors Committee,
     President’s Council, other UCAR committees)
   – Consulting with community (e.g. surveys)
   Planning and Priority Setting
• Almost all NCAR and UCAR scientists,
  engineers and management are very active
  in national and international planning
  activities, and are well informed of the
  discussions and recommendations coming
  from these community planning activities
   Planning and Priority Setting
• Input from all of the above is considered.
• The good judgment of management and the
  scientists themselves are used to establish
  priorities according to a number of criteria.
  Criteria used in priority setting
• Quality
• Relevance to UCAR and NCAR missions
  and strategic plans
• University involvement and service
• Relevance to NSF priorities
• For non-NSF programs, relevance to the
  sponsor’s mission and fit with NSF program
          Criteria, continued
• National and international priorities
• Readiness
• Opportunity (availability of resources)
• Initiative/intuition of individual scientists
• Development of human resources, including
• Maintain programmatic balance
     Program balances to consider
•   Theory, modeling and observations
•   Instrument use and instrument development
•   “Facilities” and “science”
•   Individual initiative/freedom and team efforts
•   Community service and “in-house” science
•   Leadership and support
•   Breadth and depth
Thank you!

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