The NASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a world class research and development center committed to research and capacity building in the atmospheric and related sciences. CAR is dedicated to understanding the atmosphere—the air around us—and the interconnected processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor through the ionosphere to the Sun's core.
CAR was established by the National Space Research and Development Agency in 2013 to provide research community with state-of-the-art facilities and services that can compete with the international standard.
We continue to deliver on this mission for over a decade today. CAR provides the atmospheric and related Earth system science community with education opportunities, capacity-building, support and real-time observational datasets from reliable resources using advance equipment.
CAR staff comprises of scientists, engineers and administrators that works with collaborators at various universities and research institutions around the world to ensure the facilities and resources meets the demands and contributes in solving scientific challenges in policy making and national planning for a sustainable ecofriendly environment and conducive atmosphere for a living. This is communicated through scientific publications, outreach and workshops.
Dr Najib Yusuf Galadanci is the acting director leading the activities of the Centre in an acting capacity
Former Director/CEO from 2013 to 2022
Babatunde RABIU is a Professor of Physics who headed the hems of affairs of the Centre for Atmospheric Research of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency located within the Campus of the kogi State University, Anyigbafrom 2013 to 2022.
Handing Over Note
The Director/Chief Executive of CAR Prof. Babatunde Rabiu A, who headed the hems of affairs of the Centre from 2013 to 2022, handed over the responsibility of leadership authority on the 7th of November, 2022, to Dr. Najib Yusuf in an acting capacity in the presence of CAR management team. It was a moment of sober reflection when the former Director, appreciated the management of CAR for their support over the years which has contributed significantly to the achievements recorded so far in the Centre. Dr. Najib bagged his PhD in physics from the prestigious Bayero University Kano, worked in the area of space and atmospheric physics within and outside Nigeria particularly his visit and collaboration with Atmospheric Chemistry Observation and Modeling Laboratory at the NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to this date, Dr Najib headed the R & D division of the Centre and coordinated the Tropospheric Data Acquisition Network (TRODAN) project as well as heads the lower atmospheric dynamics and modeling unit. The Acting Director appreciated Almighty Allah for his mercy, and also express gratitude to the outgoing Director and the Director-General (NASRDA), Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba, for counting him worthy of such executive position. He promised to continue with the solid foundation laid by the outgoing director and enjoined the entire management and staff for their cooperation, dedication to duty and support in order to ensure the smooth running of administrative affairs of the Centre towards achieving its mandates.