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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

Project Scope
Advice to the US Global Change Research Program

Statement of Task for Activity 4: Program Review based on the Program’s Assessments

The Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program will produce a short consensus report that provides a broad-brush review of the outputs of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) since its inception, focused on its assessments, which are the product of the USGCRP multi-agency confederation. The report may include discussions of how the Program has evolved and transformed over time and how information is generated and distributed, as well as identifying areas of effort and/or mechanisms that have been most successful for the Program, and challenges faced by the Program, including gaps or disconnects in the Program’s output in response to its major areas of effort. The review will be based on public documents only, and it is not intended to be an in-depth evaluation or review.

The Committee will draw upon (~30) reports produced by the Program (“Program outputs”) for this task, primarily focused on the assessments, the most prominent of which should be the three National Climate Assessments (NCA-1, -2, and -3), but also include the CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products, and the most recent assessments on human health and food security. The strategic plans and the annual budgetary Our Changing Planet document may help serve to provide context for the assessments. The Committee will commission background research to be done by an external consultant to help inform the Committee’s writing of this short report.

The Committee’s review should address:

• Based upon the Program’s mission and mandates, what are the most significant and consequential accomplishments of USGCRP in its assessment program?

• What lessons should be learned from these accomplishments with respect to future Program planning?

Project Duration: 36 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 08/09/2011
 Meeting 2 - 10/10/2011
 Meeting 3 - 12/12/2011
 Meeting 4 - 01/05/2012
 Meeting 5 - 04/04/2012
 Meeting 6 - 07/24/2012
 Meeting 7 - 08/29/2013
 Meeting 8 - 11/25/2013
 Meeting 9 - 04/07/2014
 Meeting 10 - 12/08/2014
 Meeting 11 - 03/02/2015
 Meeting 12 - 03/26/2015
 Meeting 13 - 04/03/2015
 Meeting 14 - 04/30/2015
 Meeting 15 - 06/16/2015
 Meeting 16 - 07/29/2015
 Meeting 17 - 08/21/2015
 Meeting 18 - 10/06/2015
 Meeting 19 - 11/24/2015
 Meeting 20 - 12/07/2015
 Meeting 21 - 12/10/2015
 Meeting 22 - 01/13/2016
 Meeting 23 - 03/02/2016
 Meeting 24 - 06/15/2016
 Meeting 25 - 07/22/2016
 Meeting 26 - 01/10/2017
 Meeting 27 - 04/20/2017
 Meeting 28 - 12/04/2017
 Meeting 29 - 02/16/2018
 Meeting 30 - 05/08/2018


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
A Review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Draft Strategic Plan
Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program