Who We Are

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), as one of NCAR's seven laboratories, plays a pivotal role in the advancement of climate, weather, and Earth System science within the university-based research community.  It achieves this by offering cutting-edge atmospheric observing systems, expert leadership, and scientific guidance.  EOL's responsibilities encompass the management of a significant portion of the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF), which are part of the NSF Facilities for Atmospheric Research and Education (FARE) program.  These facilities are deployed in support of observational field campaigns that are proposed by researchers from US universities, government agencies, and NCAR itself.  Additionally, EOL is dedicated to supporting educational efforts.  To fulfill its mission, EOL relies on innovative application of state-of-the-art technology and tools, organized into four key initiatives: development, deployment, data service, and discovery.

About EOL

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is NCAR’s end-to-end observational enterprise, dedicated to facilitating research of the Earth’s atmosphere. As one of NCAR’s seven laboratories, EOL leverages technology and expertise to provide leadership in observational research, field project support, and data collection.

EOL Organization

EOL’s organizational structure consists of a central directorate and four Facilities, collectively managing and maintaining the LAOF to provide support for the wider NCAR community.

Scientists & Engineers

EOL has a diverse and active group of scientists and research engineers conducting a wide range of research in atmospheric sciences and technology.