NCAS Management Board - two non-executive directors vacancies
NCAS is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. We carry out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provide the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere.
We are looking to appoint two non-executive directors to the NCAS Management Board. The Board provides the top level strategy and oversight of the operation of NCAS. As a non-executive director, you will provide constructive challenge, thoughtful insight, and independent scrutiny to help the Board achieve its mission to be a world-leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science.
UK's first Earth system model launched
A team of scientists led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science have completed building the UK’s first Earth system model.
An Earth system model is a complex computer simulation of the earth, including its atmosphere, land, ice and oceans. Traditionally, computer models have focused on single aspects of the global climate, but new models are able to integrate multiple environmental factors.
By providing a representation of the planet that draws on all environmental science disciplines, the Earth system model developed by the UKESM project will transform the UK’s capacity for predicting future climate change.
Unearthing historic weather records to help predict our future climate
The Operation Weather Rescue project is run by a team of UK meteorologists and climate scientists who are unearthing historic weather data to answer questions about our changing climate. Their project uses the tried and tested method of people power; drawing on invaluable help from members of the public by asking them to enter pieces of historical weather information into their online database.