- Published: 15 November 2023 15 November 2023
The Center for Ocean Leadership (COL), a community program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), has established a partnership with the Regional Wildlife Science Collaborative for Offshore Wind (RWSC) to facilitate research related to offshore wind and wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
The RWSC, a collaboration among U.S. federal agencies, Atlantic Coast states, offshore wind companies, and environmental nonprofits, was formed in 2021 to coordinate offshore wind and wildlife research, data collection, and data management with the research community.
To help manage funding related to these research projects, RWSC established a memorandum of understanding with COL. As a part of UCAR, COL has the capabilities for administering, disbursing, and tracking research funds. COL became a UCAR Community Program last year to support the ongoing work of the ocean science community.
UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of 126 North American universities granting degrees in atmospheric and related fields in Earth system sciences. It manages the NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research on behalf of the National Science Foundation.