About Us

Strategic Plan Project

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) are conducting a Strategic Planning process to proactively anticipate and respond to the needs of the Earth system science community for a wide range of services in: science program support and partnership development; career and workforce development; and events planning and management services, over the next five years.

As a UCAR program office serving the broad Earth system science community with a wide range of stakeholders, CPAESS Strategic Planning is a community-driven staged effort that began in late 2017 by seeking input through multiple channels, to inform development of a high-level Strategic Plan openly available to the community.

Components and Timeline

Phase 1 

  • Announce project to CPAESS community - December 2017 - February 2018
  • Engage all CPAESS Staff in focus group discussions - January - August 2018
  • Review of community documents - February 2018 - April 2018
  • SWOT process integration (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) - May - July 2018
  • Survey of CPAESS stakeholders - August 2018
  • Follow-on one-on-one stakeholder interviews - August 2018 
  • Analysis of data SWOT and survey data - September 2018

Phase 2 

  • Analysis and synthesis of all community input and feedback, survey data, SWOT data - October to December 2018
  • Identification and validation of key strategic issues, goals, actions - December 2017 - February 2019
  • Content generation and drafting of Strategic Plan - February - April 2019
  • Editing and formatting of Strategic Plan - April - May 2019
  • Targeted release and briefings of Final Strategic Plan - June 2019 

 

Stay tuned for updates as the process evolves!

Contacts

Josh Young, an employee of a sibling UCAR Community Program (Unidata) coordinated Phase 1 activity to provide a measure of outside perspective and focus on process while also balancing the need for inside context. You may contact Josh at jwyoung@ucar.edu with any questions.

UCAR Community Programs (UCP) Projects Evaluator Valerie Williams and Josh Young are coordinating Phase 2 with the CPAESS management team (Hanne Mauriello - Director; Maureen Nelson - Business Manager; Melanie Russ - Project Manager).

CPAESS Program Director, Hanne Mauriello, is always available for comments or questions regarding the CPAESS Strategic Planning Process. Contact her at hanne@ucar.edu

CPAESS CAMP Proposal Website

To submit a proposal to the UCAR Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP), please visit the
CAMP website

 

See CPAESS OpenSky Publications

NCAR/UCAR Metrics Database

CPAESS Contact Information

Office:
303-497-8666

Fax:
303-497-8633

Shipping Address:
UCAR/CPAESS
3090 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301