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Advice for the US Global Change Research Program


Project Scope:


The Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP or Program) provides ongoing and focused advice to the USGCRP by convening key thought leaders and decision makers at semiannual meetings, providing strategic advice, reviewing draft plans for the Program, and serving as a portal to relevant activities from across the National Academies. The Committee is broadly constituted to bring expertise in all the areas addressed by the USGCRP. The Committee will, over time, organize ongoing discussions, take on specific tasks, and possibly issue reports on a variety of issues of importance to the USGCRP and its major program elements.

In its role as a single entry point of contact to the National Academies, source of strategic input, and convener of strategic discussions with appropriate experts, the Committee to Advise the US Global Change Research Program will:
  1. Provide ongoing, integrated advice to the USGCRP on broad, program-wide issues and documents when requested, including reviewing draft strategic plans and updates thereof. 
  2. Provide a forum for informal interaction between the USGCRP and the relevant scientific communities and other interested parties.
  3. Provide a forum for exchange of experience and insights for integrating across science communities and disciplines, and improving linkages between officials of the Program and the science communities.
  4.  Improve the internal coordination across existing and future entities of the Academies related to global change (including coordination across NAS, NAE, and NAM).
  5. Help identify issues of importance for the global change research community.  This implies a proactive role that goes beyond simply responding to requests from the USGCRP.
  6. Interact with and provide advice to USGCRP relevant to its international activities, such as shaping the future of relevant international global environmental change programs.
  7. In addition to producing Academies’ reports as tasked, the committee may help develop other work requests and promote collaboration on such efforts with appropriate units within the Academies.

Activity 1: Review of the Draft 2020 Update to the USGCRP Strategic Plan

The Advisory Committee will conduct an independent review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's draft update to the strategic plan (USP). The Advisory Committee will address the following questions about the draft update:
  1. Is the purpose of the document clearly stated?
  2. Does the USP adequately document the status of USGCRP efforts to achieve the goals and objectives laid out in the 2012 Strategic Plan?
  3. Does the USP appropriately identify areas where USGCRP should continue to put emphasis, as well as areas that require increased attention? If the USP identifies any new areas of emphasis or areas needing increased attention for the USGCRP, are these topics and the efforts identified for approaching them appropriate for the Program?
  4. Does the written document describing the program effectively communicate with both stakeholders and the scientific community?
Activity 2: Global Change Research: Needs and Opportunities

The Advisory Committee will author a short report that provides high-level guidance on research priorities for USGCRP, as a way to proactively meet their charge to advise the Program on broad, Program-wide issues, and to identify topics of importance to the global change science community. The Committee will consider how the USGCRP can best meet the mandate of the US Global Change Research Act of 1990, given the significant climate change impacts happening today and projected to increase in the future.  In addressing its charge, the Committee will:
  • Provide a short update on accomplishments of the USGCRP to date;
  • Identify the most critical global change risks and uncertainties facing the nation and the world in the next 5-10 years; 
  • Recommend priorities for research needed to advance understanding of these risks and uncertainties and to support decision making at local to national scales; and 
  • Discuss opportunities for USGCRP participating agencies and other partners to advance the identified research priorities and applications to decision contexts, including new approaches for better linking the process of scientific deliberations with people who use information.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-BASCPR-18-01

Project Duration (months): 60 month(s)

RSO: Staudt, Amanda

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/08/2019

Anthony C. Janetos - (Chair)
Dr. Anthony Janetos is the director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a joint venture between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. Prior to this position, he served as vice president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Dr. Janetos also directed the center's Global Change program. Before coming to The Heinz Center, he served as vice president for science and research at the World Resources Institute and senior scientist for the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program in NASA's Office of Earth Science. He was also program scientist for NASA's Landsat 7 mission. He has had many years of experience in managing scientific research programs on a variety of ecological and environmental topics, including air pollution effects on forests, climate change impacts, land-use change, ecosystem modeling, and the global carbon cycle. He was a co-chair of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, and an author of the IPCC Special Report on Land-Use Change and Forestry, the Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the Global Biodiversity Assessment. Dr. Janetos recently served on the NRC Committee for the Decadal Survey for Earth Sciences and Applications from Space, and has been a member of several other NRC Committees, including the NRC Committee for Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan, the Committee on Review of Scientific Research Programs at the Smithsonian Institution (2002), and the Committee on Ecological Indicators for the Nation.
Kristie L. Ebi - (Vice Chair)
Kristie L. Ebi is a Professor in the Department of Global Health and in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington; a Guest Professor at Umea University, Sweden; and Consulting Professor at Stanford University and George Washington University. She conducts research on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change, including on extreme events, thermal stress, foodborne safety and security, waterborne diseases, and vectorborne diseases. Her work focuses on understanding sources of vulnerability and designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce the risks of climate change in a multi-stressor environment. She has worked on assessing vulnerability and implementing adaptation measures in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the US. She is co-chair with Tom Kram (PBL, The Netherlands) of the International Committee On New Integrated Climate change assessment Scenarios (ICONICS), facilitating the development of new climate change scenarios. She was Executive Director of the IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit from 2009 -2012. She was a coordinating lead author or lead author for the human health assessment for two US national assessments, the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development. Dr. Ebi's scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology, and postgraduate research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She edited fours books on aspects of climate change and published more than 150 papers.
Arrietta Chakos
Ms. Arrietta Chakos is a public policy advisor on urban resilience. She works on community resilience strategies and multi-sectoral engagement. Her work with San Francisco, Palo Alto, and regional institutions, such as the Association of Bay Area Governments, focuses on disaster readiness and community resilience. She is a member of the Resilience Roundtable at the National Academy of Sciences and chairs the Housner Fellow committee at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Ms. Chakos served as research director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Acting in Time Advance Recovery Project. She was assistant city manager in Berkeley, California, directing innovative risk mitigation initiatives, intergovernmental coordination, and multi-institutional negotiations. Specialties: Urban resilience strategies, public policy development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk assessment and loss estimates, mitigation and risk financing, strategic fiscal planning, multi-party negotiations, and municipal government operations.
Peter Daszak
Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based organization that conducts research and outreach programs on global health, conservation, and international development. Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in identifying and predicting the impact of emerging diseases across the globe. Dr. Daszak is Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats. He is a member of the NRC Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, the Supervisory Board of the One Health Platform, the One Health Commission Council of Advisors, the CEEZAD External Advisory Board, the Cosmos Club, the Advisory Council of the Bridge Collaborative. He has served on the IOM Committee on global surveillance for emerging zoonoses, the NRC committee on the future of veterinary research, the International Standing Advisory Board of the Australian Biosecurity CRC; and has advised the Director for Medical Preparedness Policy on the White House National Security Staff on global health issues. Dr. Daszak is a regular advisor to WHO on pathogen prioritization for R&D. Dr. Daszak won the 2000 CSIRO medal for collaborative research on the discovery of amphibian chytridiomycosis, is the EHA institutional lead for USAID-EPT-PREDICT, is on the Editorial Board of Conservation Biology, One Health, and Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecohealth. He has authored over 300 scientific papers, and his work has been the focus of extensive media coverage.
Thomas Dietz
Thomas Dietz is a Professor of Sociology and Crop and Soil Sciences and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California at Davis. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been awarded the Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America, the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Sociological Association Section on Environment, Technology and Society, and the Outstanding Publication Award, also from the American Sociological Association Section on Environment, Technology and Society. He chaired the NRC Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change, the panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making and served as Vice-Chair of the NRC Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change (America's Climate Choices). His current research examines the human driving forces of environmental change, environmental values and the interplay between science and democracy in environmental issues.
Philip B. Duffy
Philip B. Duffy is a physicist who has devoted his career to the use of science in addressing climate change. Prior to joining WHRC, Dr. Duffy served as a Senior Advisor in the White House National Science and Technology Council, and as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In these roles he was involved in international climate negotiations, domestic and international climate policy, and coordination of US global change research. Before joining the White House, Dr. Duffy was Chief Scientist for Climate Central, an organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of climate change. Dr. Duffy has held senior research positions with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and visiting positions at the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford.
Baruch Fischhoff
Baruch Fischhoff (IOM) is Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). A graduate of the Detroit Public Schools, he holds a BS (mathematics, psychology) from Wayne State University and a PhD (psychology) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the National Academy of
Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine. He is past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and of the Society for Risk Analysis. He has chaired the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee and been a member of the Eugene (Oregon) Commission on the Rights of Women, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee and the Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board, where he chaired the
Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He has received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology, CMU’s Ryan Award for Teaching, an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lund University, and an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He is a Fellow of APA, the Association for Psychological Science, Society of Experimental Psychologists, and Society for Risk Analysis. His books include Acceptable Risk, Risk: A Very Short Introduction, Judgment and Decision
Making, A Two-State Solution in the Middle East, Counting Civilian Casualties, and Communicating Risks and Benefits. He has co-chaired three National Academy Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication.
Paul Fleming
Paul Fleming is the Corporate Water Program Manager for Microsoft. In that capacity he is leading the company’s water stewardship program which is focused on reducing water consumption in the company’s operations, investing in projects that improve water conditions in water stressed areas where the company operates and exploring how the company enable digital transformation in the water sector. Previously, Paul developed and directed the Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Climate Resiliency Group where he was responsible for directing SPU’s climate research initiatives, assessing climate risks, mainstreaming adaptation and mitigation strategies and establishing collaborative partnerships. Paul has been an active participant in several national and international efforts focused on water and climate change. Paul contributed to the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment, serving as a Convening Lead Author of the Water Resources chapter and the Sustained Assessment Special Report and a Lead Author of the Adaptation chapter. He is a Past Chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) and chaired the Project Advisory Board a research project focused on climate change and water management funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Program. Paul has a BA in Economics from Duke University and a MBA from the University of Washington.
Sherri W. Goodman
Sherri Goodman is an executive, lawyer, former defense official, and Senate Armed Services Committee staff professional. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and at CNA. Most recently, she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which manages federally funded science and technology programs and whose members are the nation’s leading ocean science research institutions. Goodman previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CNA, a research organization for national security leaders and public sector organizations. She is the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, whose landmark reports include National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), Powering America’s Economy: Energy Innovation at the Crossroads of National Security Challenges (2010), National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change (2014),and Advanced Energy and US National Security (2017) among others. Goodman served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security), responsible for global environmental, energy efficiency, safety and occupational health programs and policies of the Department of Defense. She served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where she was responsible for oversight of the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex, including the national laboratories and the defense environmental management program. Goodman is a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, for which she co-chaired a report on Arctic Security. She serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the Adrienne Arsht Resilience Center, the Center for Climate and Security, the Joint Ocean Leadership Initiative, the Marshall Legacy Institute, the University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the US Water Partnership. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a member of the CFR Arctic Task Force. She has served as a Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and on the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Sherri is a graduate of Amherst College; she holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Nancy B. Grimm
Dr. Nancy B. Grimm is Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Ecology at Arizona State University. She studies the interaction of climate variation and change, human activities, and ecosystems. Her long-term research focuses on how disturbances (such as flooding or drying) affect the structure and processes of desert streams, how chemical elements move through and cycle within both desert streams and cities, and how stormwater infrastructure affects water and material movement across an urban landscape. Grimm was the founding director of the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER program -- an interdisciplinary study by ecologists, engineers, physical and social scientists, and currently co-directs the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. In the latter capacity, she works to help cities develop future visions and strategies to increase resilience in the face of extreme events. She was President and is a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union, and was lead author for the Third National Climate Assessment.
Henry D. Jacoby
Dr. Henry D. Jacoby is Professor of Management in the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and former Co-Director of the M.I.T. Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is focused on the integration of the natural and social sciences and policy analysis in application to the threat of global climate change. He oversees the design and application of the social science component of the Joint Program's Integrated Global System Model -- a comprehensive research tool for analyzing potential anthropogenic climate change and its social and environmental consequences -- and he is a leader of M.I.T. research and analysis of national climate policies and the structure of the international climate regime. An undergraduate mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Jacoby holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he also served on the faculties of the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School of Government. He has been Director of the Harvard Environmental Systems Program, Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Associate Director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, and Chair of the MIT Faculty. He has made extensive contributions to the study of economics, policy, and management in the areas of energy, natural resources, and environment, writing widely on these topics including seven books. He currently serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program.
Linda O. Mearns
Linda Mearns is the Director of the Weather and Climate Impacts Assessment Science Program (WCIASP) and Head of the Regional Integrated Sciences Collective (RISC) within the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe), and Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. She has served as Director of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE) for three years ending in April 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography/Climatology from UCLA. She has performed research and published mainly in the areas of climate change scenario formation, quantifying uncertainties, and climate change impacts on agro-ecosystems. She has particularly worked extensively with regional climate models. She has been an author in the IPCC Climate Change 1995, 2001, and 2007 Assessments regarding climate variability, impacts of climate change on agriculture, regional projections of climate change, climate scenarios, and uncertainty in future projections of climate change. For the Fifth Assessment Report, she was a lead author of Chapter 21 on Regions in WG2. She leads the multi-agency supported North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP), which is providing multiple high-resolution climate change scenarios for the North American impacts community. She has been a member of the National Research Council Climate Research Committee (CRC), the NAS Panel on Adaptation of the America’s Climate Choices Program, and the NAS Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) Committee. She has worked extensively with resource managers (e.g., water resource managers and ecologists) to form climate change scenarios for use in adaptation planning.
Jerry M. Melillo
Jerry M. Melillo (NAS) is a Distinguished Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory whose work focuses on understanding the impacts of human activities on the biogeochemistry of ecological systems using a combination of field studies and simulation modeling. His field studies include soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. Dr. Melillo and his team have developed and used a simulation model called the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) to consider the impacts of various aspects of global change on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems across the globe. TEM is part of the Integrated Global Systems Model, an integrated assessment model, based at MIT.
Richard H. Moss
Richard H. Moss is Senior Visiting Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, on a leave of absence from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. Richard’s research focuses on (1) vulnerability assessment and adaptation to global change; (2) uncertainty characterization and communication; and (3) scenarios. His current research on global change impacts focuses on multi-sector/scale modeling of global change impacts and responses. Previously he served as Director of the US Global Change Research Program (spanning the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations), Head of technical support for Working Group II of IPCC, and director of climate/energy at the UN Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund(US). He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in public and international affairs.
Margo Oge
In her new book “Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars” Margo Oge chronicles the political and regulatory history that led to America’s first formal climate action using regulation to reduce emissions through innovation in car design and portrays a future where clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains will radically reduce carbon pollution. Margo retired as director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality after thirty-two years with the EPA. While at the EPA, she was a chief architect of the most important improvements of air quality from the transportation sector ever, resulting in the prevention of 40,000 premature deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases of respiratory illness. She led the EPA’s first-ever national greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and heavy-duty trucks to double fuel efficiency by 2025 and reduce GHG emissions by 50%. She received Presidential Awards from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and numerous environmental and industry awards. In commending her achievements, President Obama wrote, “Under your tireless leadership, we have realized significant environmental achievements in the transportation sector, from making diesel fuels cleaner to finalizing the most aggressive fuel economy standards for cars and trucks out to the model year 2025.” Margo serves as a Distinguished Fellow with ClimateWorks, a non-governmental organization that works globally to strengthen philanthropy’s response to climate change. She serves on the International Sustainability Council of the Volkswagen and is the vice-chairman of the board of DeltaWing Technologies, which is creating a new, high-efficiency passenger car based on the DeltaWing race car. She is a member of the board of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), and the Alliance of Climate Education (ACE). She serves on National Academy of Science (NAS) Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Department of Energy Advisory Committee on Hydrogen and Fuel cells and the NAS Advisory Committee on Climate Change Research. She is also an advisor to Square Roots a life science company. Margo has an MS in engineering from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell and attended George Washington and Harvard Universities. She resides in McLean, Virginia.
S. George H. Philander
Samuel George Harker Philander is Knox Taylor Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University. Born in Caledon, the Republic of South Africa on June 25, 1942, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town in 1962 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1970 with a thesis titled “The Equatorial Dynamics of a Homogeneous Ocean.” After completing a year as a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he spent six years as a research associate in the Geophysics Fluid Dynamics Program at Princeton University where in 1990 he became a professor in the Department of Geosciences. Philander has been a visiting professor at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, a distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, a consultant to the World Meteorological Organization in Switzerland, and a trustee of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. At Princeton, Philander became chairman of his department in 1994 and presently serves as director of its Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program. He has been a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geological Union and, in 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his publications are his books El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern Oscillation (San Diego: Academic Press, 1990); Is the Temperature Rising?: The Uncertain Science of Global Warming (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998); and Our Affair With El Niño: How We Transformed an Enchanting Peruvian Current into a Global Climate Hazard (N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004).
Benjamin Preston
Benjamin Preston is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of RAND's Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy Program. Prior to joining RAND, he served as the Deputy Director of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. While working at ORNL, he engaged in research on vulnerability and resilience of U.S. energy systems to climate variability and change as well as opportunities and constraints associated with climate risk management. In addition, he contributed to national and international scientific assessments including the National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. Previously, he served as a research scientist in Australia with the CSIRO's Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Pew Center on Global Change. He received a B.S. in biology from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in environmental biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also minored in public policy.
Paul A. Sandifer
Paul Sandifer is currently the Director of the Center for Coastal Environmental and Human Health at the College of Charleston. He is also the former Senior Science Advisor to the NOAA Administrator where he provided input regarding the overall NOAA science enterprise, the President's Ocean Policy Task Force, NOAA's coastal and marine spatial planning efforts, and development of science policy related to coastal management, aquaculture, oceans, and human health, and other areas. Previously, he served as Senior Scientist for Coastal Ecology for NOAA's National Ocean Service. Dr. Sandifer serves on the US National Committee for the Census of Marine Life, the Working Group of the Ocean Policy Task Force, the National Academies’ Roundtable on Environmental Health Science, Research, and Medicine, and several advisory boards and is Co-Chair of the Interagency Working Group on Harmful Algal Blooms, Hypoxia, and Human Health. He was a member of the US Commission on Ocean Policy and served on numerous other boards and committees. He is an Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previously, Dr. Sandifer had a 31-year career with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, including service as scientist, marine division director, founder, and director of the Waddell Mariculture Center, and agency director.
Henry G. Schwartz, Jr.
Henry G. Schwartz, Jr. retired from the post of senior professor and director of the engineering management program at Washington University in St. Louis. Schwartz is a nationally recognized civil and environmental engineering leader who spent most of his career with Sverdrup Civil Inc. (now Jacobs Civil Inc.), which he joined in 1966. In 1993, Schwartz was named president and chairman, directing the transportation, public works, and environmental activities of Sverdrup/Jacobs Civil Inc. before he retired in 2003. He has served on the advisory boards for Carnegie Mellon University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Texas at Austin, and has served as president of the Academy of Science of St. Louis. He is founding chairman of the Water Environment Research Foundation and served as president of the Water Environment Federation. Schwartz is a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a member of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation Board of Directors. Elected to the NAE in 1997, he has served on a number of NRC study committees, including the TRB Committee for a Future Strategic Highway Research Program, and on the NRC Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. He chaired the policy study committee that produced the report, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. He currently serves as vice chair of TRB’s Subcommittee for NRC Oversight. Schwartz earned a Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington University. He is a registered professional engineer.
Kathleen Segerson
Dr. Kathleen Segerson is a Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut. She was the Head of the Department of Economics from 2001-2005. Dr. Segerson specializes in natural resource economics, and in particular, the economics of environmental regulation. She is currently a member of both the Chartered Executive Board of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board and the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board's Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Services and Systems. She was a member of the U.S. General Accounting Office's Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics from 2007–2008 and frequently serves on external review committees for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has also served on three National Research Council study committees: the Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems (2002-2004), the Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication (1998-2000), and the Committee on Improving Principles and Guidelines for Waste Resources Planning by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2008- present). In 2008, she was named a Fellow by both the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Dr. Segerson earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984.
Brian L. Zuckerman
Brian L. Zuckerman is a Research Staff Member at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). Dr. Zuckerman's areas of emphasis at STPI are in the areas of program evaluation and scientometrics, where his work focuses on federal research and development program performance and agency-wide research portfolios. Dr. Zuckerman has also analyzed federal research and development data systems and statistical data collection programs. Before joining STPI, he was a principal at C-STPS, LLC, and at the Center for Science and Technology Policy of Abt Associates, Inc. He is a co-chair of the Research, Technology, and Development Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Zuckerman holds a BA in chemistry from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Technology, Management, and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418

2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The committee's July 2019 meeting will include a topical session on coasts and urban infrastructure, in addition to regular USGCRP and National Academies udpates.





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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kristi Lee Ebi
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Philip B. Duffy
Baruch Fischhoff
Paul Fleming
Linda Mearns
Jerry Melillo
Richard Moss
Benjamin Preston
Paul Sandifer
Henry G. Schwartz
Jr.
Kathleen Segerson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting planning for July 30-31, 2019.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 19, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
May 8 Virtual Meeting Agenda

Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Anthony C. Janetos
Kristie Lee Ebi
Arrietta Chakos
Thomas Dietz
Philip B. Duffy
Paul Fleming
Sherri W. Goodman
Nancy B. Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Linda Mearns
Richard Moss
Margo Oge
Samuel George Philander
Benjamin Preston
Paul A Sandifer
Henry G. Schwartz
Jr.
Kathleen Segerson
Brian L. Zuckerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Updates on Academies Initiatives
Future Planning

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 28, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Anthony C. Janetos
Kristie Lee Ebi
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Philip B. Duffy
Paul Fleming
Henry Jacoby
Linda Mearns
Jerry M. Melillo
Margo Oge
Samuel George Philander
Benjamin Preston
Paul A. Sandifer
Henry G. Schwartz
Jr.
Kathleen Segerson
Brian L. Zuckerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Membership balance and composition
future activities

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 28, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Anthony C. Janetos
Kristie Lee Ebi
Peter Daszak
Philip B. Duffy
Baruch Fischhoff
Peter Fleming
Sherri W. Goodman
Henry Jacoby
Linda Mearns
Jerry M. Melillo
Richard Moss
Margo Oge
Samuel George Philander
Benjamin Preston
Paul A Sandifer
Henry G. Schwartz
Jr.
Kathleen Segerson
Brian L. Zuckerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Balance and Conflict of Interest Discussion

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 28, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Lee Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy B. Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Jerry Melillo
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles J. Vorosmarty
Brian Zuckerman
Margo Oge (Remote)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Current and upcoming Advisory Committee Activities
2017 Membership rotation
NAS Office of Congressional Affairs introduction
Future meetings and Scheduling

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 28, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Webinar

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Lee Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy B. Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon S. Kheshgi
Jerry Melillo
Richard Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles J. Vorosmarty
Brian Zuckerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of committee's next task.

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Kristie Lee Ebi
Nancy B. Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Haroon S. Kheshgi
Jerry Melillo
Richard Moss
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Charles J. Vorosmarty
Brian Zuckerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Bias and Conflict Discussion
Updates on Committee Activities
Debrief and Next Steps

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 19, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Response to review.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 24, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Description :   

Discussion with USP authors


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee reactions to USP

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 24, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

briefing on CIH report and committee business

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 24, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

USGCRP briefing on Update to the Strategic Plan


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of report.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 24, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of report participation in the USGCRP program.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 19, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard H. Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Kathleen Segerson
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of report on participation in the USGCRP program.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 19, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Mark Abbott
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Kristie Lee Ebi
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy B. Grimm (Remote)
Henry Jacoby
Anthony Janetos
Haroon S. Kheshgi
Richard Moss (Remote)
Ian Roy Noble
Kathleen Segerson
Charles J. Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Scope of USGCRP Activities
Balance and Conflict of Interest Discussion
Risk Based Assessment Workshop
Next Steps

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 19, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Arrietta Chakos
Thomas Dietz
Nancy B. Grimm
Anthony Janetos
Charles J. Vorosmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review Outline
Discuss Writing Plan

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 14, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Doug Arent
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Thomas Dietz
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy B. Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Anthony C. Janetos
Haroon Kheshgi
Richard Moss
Kathleen Tierney
Charles J. Vorsmarty

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Upcoming activities, April Meeting

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 26, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Mark Abbott
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Arrietta Chakos
Peter Daszak
Baruch Fischhoff
Nancy Grimm
Henry Jacoby
Haroon Kheshgi
Kai Lee
Richard Moss
Ian Roy Noble
Margo Oge
Warren Washington

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:

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 11, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 17, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Thursday, August 29 Meeting of the Committee to Advise the USGCRP OPEN SESSION 8:45 am Discussion USGCRP engagement with international research programs and activities. May include discussion of programs/activities such as: Future Earth initiative, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), International Framework for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC). 10:45 am break 11:00am The President's Climate Action Plan (CAP). A discussion of how the CAP will affect key elements of the USGCRP work, including implementation of the 2012 Strategic Plan. Overview of the plan and the general issues this raises for the USGCRP (opening remarks by USGCRP /OSTP leadership). 12:00pm lunch 12:45pm [CAP discussion continued] Focus on science needs related to Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change 2:45pm break 3:00pm [CAP discussion contineud] Focus on science needs related to: -- Cutting Carbon Pollution in America -- Leading International Efforts to Address Global Climate Change 4:00pm adjourn


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NA

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NA


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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

8:15 - 9:30 a.m. CLOSED SESSION 9:45 a.m. General updates on USGCRP progress (e.g., release of the final Strategic Plan, status of implementation planning efforts). 11:00 a.m. Initial exploration of the topic of Performance Metrics for the USGCRP 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Discussion Forum: Enhancing the Integration of Social, Behavioral, Economic (SBE) sciences into the USGCRP This session will focus on some key challenges facing the USGCRP and its member Agencies, for which SBE research/data are needed to help make progress. For each challenge, we will ask federal agency representatives to offer perspectives on their most critical needs, followed by responses from a few select experts, and then open discussion among all participants. For each topic we'd explore: the stakeholders who must grapple with this challenge; the SBE information, insights, and data already available for application; and priority needs for new SBE observations and research. Challenge 1: More effectively integrating SBE information into scenarios used by the climate research community. What are some high-priority SBE research activities to advance the development of scenarios for use in climate change adaptation / mitigation decision-making? What data and analytical approaches (including models that integrate across human and natural systems) might improve the utility of scenarios in sustained assessment processes and for planning and decision making by federal agencies, officials, and their constituencies? Challenge 2: Establishing valuation methods for climate change impacts and response measures. What valuation methods can federal agencies and decision makers use to more consistently assess the costs/benefits of different types of climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation actions (or the choices not to undertake such actions)? How do we develop rigorous, efficient ways to quantify the costs of climate change impacts over various time horizons and under specific scenarios, and compare them to costs of mitigation and adaptation? 5:30 p.m. Reception/Dinner for committee and guests at the NAS Building Wednesday, July 25 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Meeting Room 9:00 a.m. Continue Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences Discussion Forum Challenge 3: Improving communication with local/regional stakeholders. What communication tools, approaches, and institutions would help the federal agencies to effectively inform decisions at local and regional levels, including communication about the large uncertainties associated with many regional-level global change impacts. Wrap-up discussion - Consider cross-cutting issues not fully addressed in the topics above [e.g. SBE data and observations, research on decision-making under uncertainty] - Recap of ideas for practical next steps to be taken by the USGCRP: suggestions from committee members and guests; ideas and reactions from USGCRP representatives 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. meeting adjourns


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NA


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Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  RPayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

: Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Robert Dickinson
Thomas Dietz
Henry Jacoby
Maria Carmen Lemos
Lynn Scarlett
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty
Gary Yohe
[ex-officio] Richard Moss
Susan Avery [phone]

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed the goals and plans for the meeting, and identified questions they wanted to discuss with USGCRP officials.

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 30, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Developing Improved Decision Support for Adaptation and Mitigation Committee to Advise the USGCRP National Academy of Sciences Keck Building 500 Fifth St, NW Washington, DC 20001 Meeting Goals: • Consider useful decision-making approaches (or frameworks) for adaptation and mitigation • Assist the National Climate Assessment in identifying the information that regional and sectoral teams might collect to facilitate decision-making in adaptation or mitigation • Discuss a path forward for USGCRP’s Informing Decisions Program Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – Meeting Room 101 Breakfast available starting at 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions Kai Lee, Vice-Chair, Committee to Advise the USGCRP 8:45 a.m. Rationale and Objectives for the Meeting Kathy Jacobs, OSTP Ann Bartuska, USDA 9:45 a.m. PlaNYC: Evaluating Adaptation and Mitigation Options Adam Freed, NYC 10:15 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Challenges in Informing Mitigation Decisions Henry Jacoby, MIT 11:00 a.m. Challenges in Informing Adaptation Decisions Susi Moser (by phone) 11:45 a.m. Instructions for Break-Out Sessions Claudia Mengelt, NRC staff 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Break-Out Sessions Questions for discussion: 1) In each set of cases, what information was used for evaluating options? Which kinds of information are generally useful across this class of cases and which are useful only in specific cases? 2) How was this information obtained and how was it used in informing decisions? What are some promising approaches in a practical context? 3) Could the information-gathering strategies used in these examples be applied in other contexts to better enable actors at various decision scales to evaluate their options and assess progress? 1:00 p.m. Break-out Session A: Coastal Adaptation (Moderator: Kai Lee) Panelists: David Carter, DNREC, Delaware Coastal Programs Adam Parris, RISA, NOAA Eileen Shea, NCDC, NOAA 1:00 p.m. Break-out Session B: Sustainable Communities (Moderator: Emily Wasley) Panelists: Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water Steve Adams, ISC Levan Nadibaidze, New York City 1:00 p.m. Break-out Session C: Mitigation (Moderator: Jim Buizer) Panelists: Kevin Kennedy, WRI Betty Cremmins, Carbon Disclosure Project Mike Steinhoff, ICLEI Bonny Bentzin, GreenerU 4:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day 4:00-5:00 p.m. Moderators and rapporteurs meet to prepare report-out (Room 101) Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Meeting Room 101 Breakfast available starting at 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Goals for the Day Kai Lee, Vice-Chair, Committee to Advise the USGCRP 8:45 a.m. Report-out from Break-out Sessions • Break-out Session A: Coastal Adaptation • Break-out Session B: Sustainable Communities • Break-out Session C: Mitigation 9:15 a.m. Identify Useful Approaches (or Frameworks) for Decision-Making Sample Questions for Discussion: What framework (s) might be used across a range of decisions in mitigation/adaptation? What are the initial steps to implement promising approaches? 10:15 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Common Information Needs for Comparing Alternate Options Sample Questions for Discussion: Are there common information needs across many types of adaptation/mitigation decisions? Are there particular types of data or information that would be useful to collect for assessing adaptation or mitigation options across a wide variety of contexts? What are they? Are there types of information that are specific to cases but are important? What might a long-term process for gathering/archiving/sharing information and data look like? Noon Break 1:00 p.m. Path forward for the NCA and USGCRP’s Informing Decisions Program 2:30 p.m. Re-cap and Next Steps 3:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns Questions for Panelists: • What were the decision-makers’ goals or objectives in this particular case (e.g., reduce vulnerability, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.)? • What process was (or is being) used to evaluate alternative options? • What information was (is being) used in evaluating the options? • What other information did you wish you had when evaluating alternative options that was not available at the time? • What methods, process, and information are being or will be used to evaluate progress or success? What could be used as a framework for this evaluation?


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

Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  RPayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Main meeting objectives: 1. Discussion about the USGCRP’s implementation of the Strategic Plan. 2. Orientation and discussion about Committee tasks for the National Climate Assessment 3. Identify other issues for focused discussion with USGCRP in the coming year. January 5, 2012 Teleconference numbers: 1- 888-640-7748 access code – 8420006# If you are calling from abroad, please dial 720-362-6194 access code – 8420006# (If you plan to call in, please mute your phone during other speakers’ presentations) Logistical Support – Ricardo Payne, 202-334-3982, rpayne@nas.edu [Unless otherwise indicated, sessions will be facilitated by W.Washington and K.Lee] CLOSED SESSION 8:45 Breakfast and Committee Discussion / Planning OPEN SESSION 9:45 Welcome, purposes of meeting, introductions 10:00 The National Climate Assessment • Briefing about the NCA. Historical context. Purpose, approach, status, schedule of current NCA efforts [Kathy Jacobs] • Discussion about Committee’s Roles with respect to the NCA (e.g., carrying out an informal / formal review of the NCA document itself; organizing discussion sessions about various NCA-related issues). 12:00 Lunch (continue NCA discussions) 1:00 Updates on recent federal budget developments [Kei Koizumi, OSTP] 1:30 Updates on USGCRP-related activities. General discussion with USGCRP representatives about the Committee’s review of the Strategic Plan, and about the Implementation Plan that will follow. 2:40 break 3:00 Brainstorming about specific implementation issues to consider for discussion fora or workshops in the coming months. Goal is to try to reach consensus (among the committee and USGCRP representatives) on a few priority topics. 4:30 Briefing on the current status of the new international research program “Future Earth – Research for Global Sustainability” [inviting Tim Killeen] 5:00 Adjourn January 6, 2012 OPEN SESSION 8:30 Breakfast available in the meeting room 9:00 Roundtable discussion with representatives from other NRC Boards/Committees engaged in global change related efforts. Invited groups currently include: Water Science and Technology Board; Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; Natural Disasters Roundtable; Committee on National Statistics CLOSED SESSION 12:00 Lunch and Committee Discussion / Planning


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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  RPayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Mark Abbott
Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Robert Dickinson
Thomas Dietz
Henry Jacoby
Maria Carmen Lemos
Ian Roy Noble
Lynn Scarlett
Karen Seto
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty
John Wallace
Gary Yohe (participated via teleconference)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Summary:
The committee discussed their views of the latest developments in USGCRP and NCA planning efforts. They talked about their roadmap of tasks for the coming year, and began developing workplans for a couple of discussion fora to be organized in the coming months.

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 11, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Report Briefing for Sponsors

*Please note that notice of this open data-gathering meeting was posted in advance, but the agenda was inadvertently not posted at that time. The agenda for the open sessions was as shown below and is followed by descriptions of what transpired at those sessions* Agenda for Dec 12 discussions with the USGCRP 1:30 Welcome / Introductions [Warren] 1:40 Background context for the review [Laurie / Paul] 1:50 Key messages from the review [Warren / Kai] 2:10 Questions and discussion about the review [Committee Members on the phone are encouraged to chime in!] 2:30 Discussion of next steps for the committee (the January meeting, our next formal task, etc.) 3:00 Adjourn


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  RPayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  rpayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Mark Abbott
Susan Avery
Robert Dickinson
Thomas Dietz
Henry Jacoby
Maria Carmen Lemos
Karen Seto
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty
John M. Wallace
Gary Yohe.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee concerns , suggestions, and work plans for developing the next draft of their report (the Review of the USGCRP Strategic Plan).

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 06, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

9:45 am Welcome, introductions of guests 10:00 Presentation and discussion about the USGCRP's evolution, structure, strategic planning process 10:45 Break 11:00 Initial discussion of the draft USGCRP strategic plan - general comments and concerns 12:30 Working Lunch 1:30 Continue discussion of the draft strategic plan - section by section review, discuss areas where there are differing opinions 3:00 Discussion with USGCRP representatives about tentative plans for subsequent committee tasks and activities 3:30 Break CLOSED SESSION 3:45 - 5:00 Committee Orientation and development of work plans.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ricardo Payne
Contact Email:  RPayne@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3982

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Warren Washington
Kai Lee
Mark Abbott
Robert Dickinson
Maria Carmen Lemos
Thomas Dietz
Henry Jacoby
Kathleen Tierney
Charles Vorosmarty
Ricard Moss (NRC Cmte on Human Dimensions of Global Change)
Tony Janetos (NRC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate); [by phone:] Doug Arent
Susan Avery
Camille Parmesan
Gary Yohe.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed their views of the USGCRP draft strategic planning document, their workplans for moving ahead with a formal review of the document, and their possible subsequent roles in advising the USGCRP.

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 19, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications