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Project Title: Advice to the US Global Change Research Program

PIN: DELS-BASC-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate

RSO:
Purcell, Amanda

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Earth Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies


Advice to the US Global Change Research Program
March 2, 2016 - March 3, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Rita Gaskins
Email: rgaskins@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3512
Fax:


Agenda:

Meeting of the NAS Committee to Advise the USGCRP

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National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC
March 2-3, 2016
Meeting Room 125
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Logistical Support – Rita Gaskins, 202-334-2597; rgaskins@nas.edu
To join via teleconference or WebEx please view instructions at the bottom

Wednesday March 2, 2016

CLOSED SESSION – COMMITTEE ONLY DISCUSSIONS

8:30 AM Committee Discussions

9:15 AM Break

OPEN SESSION – PUBLIC WELCOME

Session I Discussion of Recent Advisory Committee Activities
• The Advisory Committee has given a lot of input to USGCRP in the form of two reports over the past six months
• Opportunity for USGCRP to respond to that input, seek clarification, and update the Advisory Committee on their responses
• General discussion of wide range of topics covered in both reports
9:30 AM Updates from USGCRP Michael Kuperberg, USGCRP
Ben DeAngelo, USGCRP
Thomas Karl, USGCRP
• Discussion of response to Advisory Committee’s recent report on Enhancing Participation in the US Global Change Research Program
• General updates
10:00 AM Discussion of Advisory Committee’s Review of the Update to the Strategic Plan
Warren Washington, Advisory Committee
Kai Lee, Advisory Committee
Richard Moss, Advisory Committee

10:30 AM General discussion

12:30 PM Lunch


Session II Discussion of Sustained Assessment Process
• Discuss plans for upcoming workshop on Risk Framing for the National Climate Assessment
• Discuss larger role of sustained assessment in USGCRP and ongoing plans for sustained assessment process
1:45 PM Update on Risk Based Assessment Workshop Paul Stern, NAS

2:00 PM Updates from USGCRP Fabien Laurier, USGCRP
Glynis Lough, National Coordination Office

2:15 PM General Discussion

3:00 PM Break


Session III Discussion of Upcoming Activities
• Discuss upcoming Advisory Committee report on developing performance measures, including focus on key areas of USGCRP coordination (e.g., the three NCAs) as a possible frame
• Brainstorm what USGCRP could / should be highlighting as accomplishments for its 25th year anniversary
3:30 PM Plans for upcoming Advisory Committee report Warren Washington
Kai Lee
3:45 PM Thoughts on identifying the value-added of USGCRP
Michael Kuperberg, USGCRP
Ben DeAngelo, USGCRP


4:00 PM Open Discussion

5:30 PM Adjourn



Thursday March 3, 2016

OPEN SESSION – PUBLIC WELCOME

Session IV Discuss Future Activities of Advisory Committee
• Sketch out possible topics to cover in upcoming meetings / activities
• Goal for each panel is to determine if/what the Advisory Committee could do for a future activity
8:30 AM Panel Discussion 1 – Observations
• Discuss how Advisory Committee could help with planning for smart investment strategies for maintaining and improving the observational base for USGCRP activities
• Tim Stryker (tentative), U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program
• Sally McFarlane, USGCRP Interagency Group on Integrated Observations
• Art Charo, NAS Decadal Survey
• Ken Frank, MSU
9:15 AM Panel Discussion 2 – Follow up from COP-21 Meeting
• Discuss how Advisory Committee could help with USGCRP planning in light of recent UNFCC Agreement in Paris
• David Reidmiller, Department of State
• Mary Ellen O’Connell, NAS Board on Environmental Change and Society
• Amanda Staudt, NAS Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
10:00 AM Panel Discussion 3 – USGCRP International Activities
• Discuss possible Advisory Committee activities to advise USGCRP on international activities in context of Future Earth and other relevant activities
• Josh Tewksbury (via WebEx), Future Earth
• Kathie Bailey, NAS Board on International Scientific Organizations
10:45 PM Break

11:15 AM Panel Discussion 4 – Upcoming Advisory Committee: framing an approach for USGCRP performance measures (e.g., around NCAs)
• Discussion with Michael Bernstein, Arizona State University
• Michael will be doing background research for Advisory Committee’s upcoming report
• Goal is to discuss what information is most needed
11:45 AM General discussion

12:00 PM Lunch

CLOSED SESSION – COMMITTEE ONLY DISCUSSIONS

1:00 PM Committee Discussions

3:00 PM Meeting Adjourns


WebEx Instructions for Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Meeting Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Number: 747 926 926
Meeting Password: climate
To join the online meeting, go to:
https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=m51e6f0af44ea36f233c037672bc2a197

WebEx Instructions for Thursday, March 3, 2016

Meeting Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Number: 741 950 895
Meeting Password: global
To join the online meeting, go to:
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https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=mc021c35bdf2ddc89bf7e8147dece673d