University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has selected UMaine for membership

UMaine Selected for Membership in Research Organization

November 16th, 2009

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Recognizing the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s international prominence in climate science, the prestigious University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has selected UMaine for membership.  The organization’s member institutions unanimously approved UMaine’s application at its recent annual meeting.

UCAR and its associated National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) work to foster greater understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere and the systems that affect it.  UCAR is a nonprofit association of research universities.

“UCAR’s invitation provides yet another example of the widespread appreciation for the work and impact of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute,” says President Robert Kennedy.  “The Climate Change Institute exemplifies UMaine’s excellence in research on an international scale and the collaborations that will evolve from UCAR membership will enhance our opportunities to contribute in important ways to these critical fields of study.”

UCAR’s members include many of the nation’s leading research universities, including MIT, Columbia University and Georgia Tech.  A full listing of affiliated institutions is online here.