Navigation Links
US and UK research centers launch major collaboration on atmospheric research, technology

BOULDER--National research centers in the United States and United Kingdom are signing a memorandum of understanding today to collaborate more closely on atmospheric science and technology. The agreement will enable the two countries to increase research collaborations while developing joint educational and training programs.

The agreement, which runs for three years, is between the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Britain's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). NCAR director Timothy Killeen, NCAS Director Stephen Mobbs, and Gina Taberski of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, NCAR's managing organization, are among those attending the signing at NCAR.

"This unique partnership will not only bring together the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals from both organizations, but it will forge a link that will enable us to share resources and pass our expertise on to younger scientists, allowing research and education to be fully integrated," Killeen says.

"International collaboration on this scale has never been more timely," Mobbs says. "It is essential, not optional, to work together now to provide society with reliable weather and climate predictions. No one nation can unravel the complexities of the atmosphere--we have to work together to tackle environmental issues head on."

The goal of the partnership is to coordinate ongoing research and education programs and to develop and implement future joint research projects. Focus areas include:

--Research into weather, climate, air quality, and interactions between land, oceans, and atmosphere. Understanding how these systems function is critical for scientists to develop and improve global and regional climate predictions.

--Developing, comparing, and evaluating computer models of atmospheric and Earth systems.

--Developing new sensors and other instruments for measuring the atmosphere.

--Education and outreach, including joint summer schools and exchanges for students and staff.

Britain's Science and Innovation Network is facilitating the collaboration between NCAS and NCAR.

NCAS carries out research programs in climate change science, atmospheric composition, weather, and technologies for observing and modeling the atmosphere.

Contact: David Hosansky, NCAR Media Relations
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Related biology news :

1. Scientific information largely ignored when forming opinions about stem cell research
2. Researchers observe spontaneous ratcheting of single ribosome molecules
3. At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits
4. Toad research could leapfrog to new muscle model
5. Mouse model developed at UT Southwestern mimics hyperglycemia, aids in diabetes research
6. Research measures movement of nanomaterials in simple model food chain
7. NIH expands national consortium dedicated to transforming clinical and translational research
8. Fruits, vegetables and teas may protect smokers from lung cancer, UCLA researchers report
9. 2 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators
10. Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine making by 2080
11. New technique allows targeted inactivation of genes in research model
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/11/2017)... MELBOURNE, Florida , April 11, 2017 ... "Company"), a security technology company, announces the appointment of independent ... John Bendheim to its Board of Directors, furthering the ... ... behalf of NXT-ID, we look forward to their guidance and ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... LONDON , April 4, 2017 KEY ... is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 25.76% ... neurodegenerative diseases is the primary factor for the growth ... full report: MARKET INSIGHTS The ... of product, technology, application, and geography. The stem cell ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... HONG KONG , March 30, 2017 ... developed a system for three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground ... technology into a new realm of speed and accuracy for use ... applications at an affordable cost. ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for life science researchers to ... of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution to the ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... YORBA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 11, ... ... adapted to upregulate any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and ... activation (CRISPRa) system with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical ... place on 7th and 8th June 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings ... well as several distinguished CEOs, board directors and government officials from around the world ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient ... Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. ... among health care professionals to enhance the patient care experience ... and other health care professionals to help women who have ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology: