Antonio J. Busalacchi, UCAR President

Antonio J. Busalacchi

Welcome to UCAR. We are a consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities providing science in service to society. We manage the National Center for Atmospheric Research and provide a broad range of community support and programs. For over 50 years, we have served as a nexus for basic and applied research, education and training, public outreach, private partnerships, and community stewardship in the atmospheric, oceanic, solar, and related sciences. I invite you to join with us as we explore new frontiers and opportunities together.

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We bring science to bear on the policy and legislative issues of the day, focusing on key investment priorities critical to our nation and planet, advocating for science-based weather, climate and research policies.


Being a Member of UCAR means being a part of a community that helps shape the future direction of the atmospheric and related sciences both nationally and internationally.

University Relations

University Relations creates opportunities for increased collaboration between UCAR and the university community by enhancing existing lines of communication and creating new channels for information exchange.  


The Office of Communications serves all of NCAR and UCAR, providing news, information, media relations, and public affairs services and supporting staff in communicating our discoveries.

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The Office of Development and Partnerships fosters public and private partnerships, research collaborations, and business opportunities not only with UCAR and NCAR programs and labs but also with our over 100 strong university community.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

We are a nonprofit consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research with sponsorship by the National Science Foundation.  Through our community programs, UCAR provides innovative services in support of the community's education and research goals.  more >

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President's Office Contacts

Antonio J. Busalacchi
UCAR President
+1 303.497.1652

Joanna Schmitz
Executive Assistant
+1 303.497.1653

Carolyn Brinkworth
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
+1 303.497.1670