Organization & Leadership
USGCRP is a confederation of the research arms of 13 Federal agencies, which carry out research and develop and maintain capabilities that support the Nation’s response to global change.
USGCRP is steered by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS), and overseen by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
The SGCR coordinates interagency activities through the USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) and interagency working groups (IWGs).
Above: USGCRP's organizational structure. Blue lines indicate NCO coordination.
Thomas Karl - SGCR Chair, Department of Commerce
Thomas Armstrong - USGCRP Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Chris Weaver - USGCRP Deputy Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Samantha Brooks - SGCR Executive Secretary, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Michael Freilich - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Gerald Geernaert - Department of Energy
Craig McLean - Department of Commerce
Roger Wakimoto - National Science Foundation
Jeffrey Arnold - Department of Defense (Adjunct)
John Balbus - Department of Health and Human Services
Katharine Batten - U.S. Agency for International Development
Joel Clement - Department of the Interior
Wayne Higgins - Department of Commerce
Scott Harper - Department of Defense (Acting)
Leonard Hirsch - Smithsonian Institution
William Hohenstein - Department of Agriculture
Jack Kaye - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Michael Kuperberg - Department of Energy
Andrew Miller - Environmental Protection Agency
Craig Robinson - National Science Foundation
Arthur Rypinski - Department of Transportation (Acting)
Trigg Talley - Department of State
Fabien Laurier - Director, Third National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Tamara Dickinson - Office of Science and Technology Policy
Richard Duke - Council on Environmental Quality
Kimberly Miller - Office of Management and Budget
Jayne Morrow - National Science and Technology Council