University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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UCAR

UCAR serves as a hub for research, education, and public outreach for the atmospheric and Earth system science community. We manage the National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Community Programs on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.

UCAR's mission is to
  • support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community, nationally and internationally
  • understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems and the global environment
  • foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth

Sponsored Projects:

TW LogoGlobal Change Information System: Information Model and Semantic Application Prototypes (GCIS-IMSAP)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Description: The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) proposes to facilitate the vocabulary and ontology development within the context of the overall development of semantic prototypes for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) portals using a combination of environmental inter-agency collaborations in a use-case focused workshop setting, information modeling, and software developments and deployments. The prototypes are intended to provide search and browse options that inspire confidence that all relevant information has been found; data providers will be citable with detailed provenance generation. Expected deliverables are: information models, vocabulary and ontology services for vetted climate assessment settings, and search/ browse prototypes.