University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
"UCAR is a non-profit consortium of over 100 university members and affiliates founded in 1960 to enhance the capabilities of the universities and to focus on scientific problems that are beyond the scale of a single university."
"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"
- "To promote these efforts, UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office of Programs. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado."
Source: UCAR website