It is the mission of HAO to understand the behavior of the Sun and its impact on the Earth, to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally, and to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology.
HAO Strategic Plan
It is HAO's vision to:
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- Perform world-leading science to understand fundamentally and with predictive capability the sources and nature of solar and geospace variability;
- Provide scientific leadership and facilities to serve the wider community in common pursuit of these science objectives, and both support and benefit from the NCAR community;
- Support the education and training of early-career researchers in solar-terrestrial physics and instrumentation;
- Provide advocacy for solar-terrestrial physics, promoting its results, and articulating its societal importance, to the rest of NCAR, the NSF, the university community, and the public.
For further information on HAO's role within NCAR and within the broader community, see the HAO Strategic Plan.