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The National Centre for Atmospheric Science seeks to understand our atmosphere, how it is changing, and how it impacts life on earth. 

We address global challenges through our science and our services, helping society adapt to environmental change.

Our mission 

Our mission is to pursue and support internationally leading research and to advance the application of atmospheric science for the benefit of society.

Our vision

Our vision is to be a world-leading centre for atmospheric science.

Our commitments

  • to undertake and lead strategic and directed research;
  • to provide facilities and education to support atmospheric and wider environmental science;
  • to apply expertise and exploit facilities to support business and government;
  • to provide NERC with national capability, advice and leadership in atmospheric science.