Who We Are

As one of NCAR's seven laboratories, EOL provides state-of-the-art atmospheric observing systems, leadership and scientific expertise to enable the university-based research community to advance climate, weather, and related Earth system science. EOL manages the majority of the NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities and deploys them in support of observational field campaigns for researchers from universities, government agencies, and NCAR and in support of education. EOL fulfills this mission by leveraging cutting-edge technology and tools across four key initiatives: development, deployment, data service, and discovery.

About EOL

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

EOL Organization

EOL’s laboratory structure consists of our central directorate and five 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.