Unidata Policy Committee

About the Committee

The Unidata Policy Committee holds the primary responsibility for guiding the Unidata Program. The seven voting members of the committee are drawn from universities and appointed by the president of UCAR. In making the appointments, the president balances the membership to represent a range of colleges and universities and to reflect the concerns of both instructors and researchers. The committee also includes representatives from NASA, NOAA, and NSF, as well as from UCAR and NCAR, who are important sources of information and advice about events and conditions that can profoundly affect the program.

The Policy Committee meets three times a year, and its members serve three-year terms. The committee's official charge is as follows:

The Policy Committee recommends to the UCAR President on Unidata policies, activities, and objectives. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, usage, development, services, licensing, financial status, sponsorship, and relations with the private sector. The committee's most important responsibility is to ensure that the needs of the university community are met and that Unidata is responsive to those needs.


Policy Committee Meetings
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Last updated: January 27, 2004