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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
December 4, 2017 - December 5, 2017
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


Monday, December 4, 2017



10:30 AM Welcome and introductions

10:45 AM USGCRP Updates

11:45 AM NAS Updates
• Climate Communications Initiative
• Responding to Rising Seas Initiative
• Building Resilience in the US-Mexico Drylands

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Perspectives on the Sustained Assessment
• USGCRP Sustained Assessment Working Group
Allison Leidner, NASA & Dan Barrie, NOAA (tentative)
• Sustained National Assessment Federal Advisory Committee
Richard Moss, PNNL
• Sustained Assessment Strategy Workshop November 27-29
Kathy Jacobs, University of Arizona (remote)

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM An Enterprise Approach to Observations of Global Change: Oceans/coastal Case Study
• Mary Glackin, The Weather Channel, an IBM Company (remote)—Co-Chair, Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth's Climate (2017)
• Eric Lindstrom, NASA (tentative)—Co-Chair of Inter-Agency Ocean Observing Committee (IOOC)
• Nishan Degnarain, World Economic Forum (remote)
• Keith Johnson, SPIRE
• Others, TBA

4:30 PM Directions for the next few years, looking toward new strategic plan in 2022, and FY18-19 activities for the committee (open discussion)

5:00 PM Adjourn

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Global Change Research to meet National Security Needs on Seasonal-to-Subseasonal Timescales

9:00 AM Welcome, introductions, goals for the session

9:15 AM Overview of Seasonal-to-Subseasonal Forecasting Capabilities - Robert Hallberg, NOAA GFDL

9:45 AM Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 - Fred Toepfer, NOAA NWS

10:00 AM National Security Needs on S2S Timescales: What are the major S2S information needs and gaps in both natural and social science for the national security community? - Sherri Goodman, Wilson Center (Moderator)
• Rod Schoonover, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
• Capt. Steve Brock, Department of Defense (tentative)
• Col. Mike Gremillion, US Air Force (tentative)
• Others, TBA


12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Promising/Developing Global Change Research on S2S Timescales to Meet National Security Needs: What are new areas of research that would be relevant to national security needs? Where are there gaps/opportunities for research in your area? In response to needs identified in morning’s discussion?
• Ben Kravitz, PNNL
• Greg Glass, University of Florida
• Susan Cutter, University of South Carolina
• Others, TBA


3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Synthesis/wrap-up

4:00 PM Adjourn