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UC Santa Cruz Joins National Network of Earth System Scientists: UCAR Membership Brings New Opportunities and Collaboration in Climate Change Research

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
UC Santa Cruz Partners with Consortium to Enhance Earth System Science Programs

UC Santa Cruz has recently joined the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit consortium of 126 colleges and universities in North America that focuses on research and training in Earth system science. This membership allows UC Santa Cruz to be part of a network that includes almost all academic programs in Earth system science across the continent.

As a member of UCAR, UC Santa Cruz has access to over 30 professional development opportunities, ranging from internships that provide students with research experience alongside leading scientists, to fellowships that support the next generation of Earth system scientists, and potential careers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research – a premier modeling center involved in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The membership of UC Santa Cruz aligns well with its strategic plan for climate change, sustainability, and resilience, as well as its objective to inspire diverse students to pursue careers in science. Representing UC Santa Cruz in UCAR are associate professors Claudie Beaulieu from the Ocean Sciences department and Nicole Feldl from the Earth & Planetary Sciences department. These professors, with assistance from the Ocean Sciences and Applied Mathematics departments, led the membership application process.

Beaulieu emphasized the importance of UC Santa Cruz joining UCAR, highlighting the university’s impactful research and educational activities in Earth system science, including atmospheric science, climate science, hydrology, oceanography, biogeochemistry, and solar physics. Feldl expressed enthusiasm for the discussions surrounding Earth system predictability and stressed the urgency of making credible predictions about the future climate based on accurate observations. She also recognized UCAR’s role in promoting coordinated research efforts in climate science.

The membership provides opportunities for collaboration between researchers at different institutions across North America focused on studying our planet’s complex systems. It also provides an avenue for students at UCSC to participate in national-scale projects that can enhance their knowledge and skills.

In conclusion, this membership will allow us to further expand our reach into scientific communities across North America while providing valuable resources for our faculty and students alike.

By Samantha Jones

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