The NCAS vision is to be a world-leading centre for atmospheric science research.

The mission of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science is to pursue and support internationally leading research and to advance the application of atmospheric science for the benefit of society.
NCAS will:
•    undertake and lead strategic and directed research;
•    provide facilities and education to support atmospheric and wider environmental science;
•    apply expertise and exploit facilities to support business and government;
•    provide NERC with national capability, advice and leadership in atmospheric science.