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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

Purcell, Amanda

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

Advice to the US Global Change Research Program
April 7, 2014 - April 8, 2014
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

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
Phone: 202.334.2597


9:00 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.: Updates from USGCRP -- Tom Karl and Chris Weaver, USGCRP
• Update on the strategic plan and other developments
• Discuss how the U.S.GCRP fits with the Climate Action Plan
• Discuss ways the committee could assist (for example, advice on implementing the strategic plan; "developmental evaluation" for the mid-course review)

12:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m.: Update on related NRC studies and planned activities
• Current and planned DELS studies -- Amanda Staudt, BASC Director
• Current and planned DBASSE studies -- Meredith Lane, BECS Director
• Decadal Survey for NASA’s Earth Science Directorate -- Mark Abbott, CESAS chair

2:30 p.m.: Break

3:00 p.m.: Research Needs for Vulnerability Assessment -- Richard Moss, JGCRI; Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University; Nathan Wood, USGS

5:30 p.m.: Adjourn

Tuesday, April 8 2014

8:30 a.m. Breakfast available outside the meeting room


9:00 a.m.: National Climate Assessment -- Tom Karl, USGCRP
• Update on the NCA & discuss how the NRC could assist with planning for the future NCA

9:45 a.m.: Tools and Methods to Evaluate the National Climate Assessment -- Michelle Paison, ContextPartners
• How can we apply new methodological advances in evaluation to helping the NCA be a learning institution? -- Kai Lee, Moderator and Committee Co-Chair

11:30 a.m.: Related NRC activities: Risk Model -- Lauren Alexander Augustine, NRC Staff

12:00 p.m.: Lunch


1:00-3:00 p.m.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ian Roy Noble
Anthony Janetos
Gary Yohe
Susan Avery
Henry Jacoby
Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Robert Dickinson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee was updated on USGCRP developments and discussed the next phase for the NRC Committee to Advise the USGCRP.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 17, 2014