For today's meeting, here is a draft mission statement written following the guidelines in my business plan book - hence the nature of the wording which may or may not be appropriate for a scientific institution. Regardless, this is a true mission statement with verifiable commitments rather than just a 'vision'. Mick
The mission of the Climatic Research Unit is to undertake cutting-edge research on the nature, predictability and impact of natural and anthropogenic climate change, maintaining a position as a world authority in this field.
Supporting the development of a sustainable response to the vagaries of climate, the Unit will continue to be recognised as a principal source of training and advice on climate issues because of the high quality, objectivity, topicality and policy-relevance of its work. [Mick Kelly, CRU]