Our ambition

We seek to understand our atmosphere, how it is changing, and how it impacts life on earth.
We address global challenges, through our science and our services, helping society adapt to environmental change.

Latest news

Operations Director Vacancy

Are you ready to help shape the future of an internationally leading atmospheric and environmental science research organisation?

Are you an exceptional operational leader with the ability to translate the NCAS strategy into practical organisation-wide outcomes?

Latest events

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    March 19, 2021

    Atmospheric Science for Solutions Conference

    The Atmospheric Science Conference will take place this year as a series of virtual events, with the overarching theme of ‘Atmospheric Science for Solut…

    #Air Pollution #Climate and High-impact Weather #Long-term Global Change

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    March 11, 2021

    Atmospheric Science Community Meeting

    The Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility is aiming to submit a community call for funding, in order to secure the future of the facility.

    #Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility

  • Teal and orange clouds

    December 15, 2020

    Introduction to UKCA 2021

    The Introduction to UKCA course will return for 2021 in a new, online format for PhD students and early career researchers.

    #Long-term Global Change #Training

Our five-year strategy

Our strategy sets out our commitment to help solve the challenges of climate change, air pollution and weather hazards. Discover how our goals will help society rise to the challenges ahead.

Our science

  • Air Pollution

    Human exposure to air pollution is a significant global environmental burden. By improving society’s knowledge of air pollution, we contribute towards improving air quality and reducing its impacts on people and economic development.

  • Climate and High Impact Weather

    Weather such as storms, heatwaves and cold spells can impact water resources, infrastructure, agriculture and public health. To mitigate these risks, we contribute towards improved early warnings, risk assessments and further knowledge on climate change.

  • Long Term Global Change

    Human activities are now the major driver of changes in the atmosphere and its interactions with the earth’s climate. To inform adaptation and mitigation policies, we provide robust scientific evidence on how our atmosphere is changing.

Our services

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FAAM Airborne Laboratory

Our FAAM Airborne Laboratory operates a specially adapted world-class research aircraft.

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Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility

The Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (AMOF) is a UK research facility that enables advanced measurements of the atmosphere.

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Centre for Environmental Data Analysis

The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) provides data storage and analysis capabilities for the environmental research community.

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Computational Modelling Services

The Computational Modelling Services (CMS) supports computer simulations for climate, weather and earth-system research.