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National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Global change Research NSTC/SGCR. United States Global Change Research Program. Jack Kaye - Acting Chair, SGCR / Acting Director , USGCRP . Mandate and Goals.

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national science and technology council subcommittee on global change research nstc sgcr
National Science and Technology Council

Subcommittee on Global change Research

NSTC/SGCR

United States Global Change Research Program

Jack Kaye - Acting Chair, SGCR / Acting Director , USGCRP

mandate and goals
Mandate and Goals
  • Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606) "a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.“
  • Goals:
    • To improve understanding of uncertainties in climate science
    • To expand global observing systems
    • To develop science-based resources to support policymaking and resource management
    • To communicate findings broadly among scientific and stakeholder communities

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Interagency Working Groups

  • Research Elements:
  • Atmospheric Composition
  • Climate Variability and Change
  • Water Cycle
  • Land-Use / Land-Cover Change
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Contributions & Responses
  • Cross-Cutting Elements:
  • International Research
  • and Cooperation
  • Modeling
  • Observations and Data Management
  • Communications
  • Education
fy 2011 budget
FY 2011 Budget
  • 2.6 billions dollars, up 21 percent or $439 million over the 2010 enacted level
  • Enhances research and modeling of the physical climate system

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next steps
Next Steps
  • Reforming USGCRP around societal area to address emerging national needs (NRC, 2009)
  • High priorities areas:
            • Earth observations
            • Integrated assessment
            • Adaptation research
            • Climate services
education
Education

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thanks
THANKS

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back up slide
Back up Slide

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a new vision for the usgcrp
A New Vision for the USGCRP

Climate Change Science (Understanding & Forecasting)

Climate Change Adaptation (Assessment &

Response)

Climate Change Mitigation (Mitigation &

Response)

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