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NCAR developed and Vaisala commercialized the dropsonde, a meteorological instrument that is deployed from an aircraft into hurricanes to improve both track and intensity forecasts

News & Events

Dan Powers
January 15th, 2019

January 14, 2019:  We sent the statement below to U.S. Senator Cory Gardner; a similar one was sent to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and all 7 U.S. Representatives from Colorado with nuanced edits based on their public comments about the shutdown.

Read the letter and the appendix of negative impact examples (PDF download) 

January 13, 2019

The Honorable Cory Gardner

CO-LABS Colorado Federal Research Labs Ecosystem Map - check out this interactive Google Map we're making; you can zoom in and view info on various research entities. 


Each year,  National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum recruits the most innovative, emerging clean energy start-up companies from across the globe to present to its investor base. Applicants range from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution. Since 2003, the companies have collectively raised over $6.4 Billion in growth financing. This year the Forum is May 9 -10, 2019. 

The Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe are encouraged to apply to present at the Industry Growth Forum. Thirty (30) companies are ultimately invited to present at the Industry Growth Forum.

Everette Joseph was named director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research today, following a rigorous international search. He joins NCAR from the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he is director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.

Joseph will assume his new post on February 4.

"Everette brings to NCAR his deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in the Earth system sciences and a record of building successful multidisciplinary programs," said Antonio Busalacchi, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). “Everette’s vision and scientific leadership, deep appreciation of the future potential for NCAR, along with his longstanding commitment to diversity and education, will be great assets to NCAR and our extended community."

Dan Powers
November 21st, 2018

Dear CO-LABS members and friends,

On behalf of our Board of Directors during this week of Thanksgiving I wish to say Thank You! for your engagement, ideas and donations of time and/or money during this wonderful year of growth for CO-LABS. We have toured more than 25 research labs, spotlighted brilliant discoveries at the 10th Annual Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research event, arranged numerous small group conversations with elected officials, economic development leaders, and a wide spectrum of technologists and scientists - and expanded our presence to highlight how scientific research has benefits across society.