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Engaging Stakeholders 

The USGCRP is dedicated to engaging stakeholders in strategic planning efforts. Our community outreach activities created a dialogue with our stakeholders through various communication channels, such as opportunities for interagency collaboration, town hall meetings, public presentations and listening sessions. These channels alongside our 60 day public comment period enabled the program to incorporate stakeholder input int the process of drafting this decadal plan. 

In addition, we welcome input - particularly on the future direction of USGCRP and on the climate information you need and use. Please send your comments to input@usgcrp.gov.

Listening Sessions

The Program undertook a series of "listening sessions" with a variety of stakeholder groups around the country to gain a better understanding of the emerging needs for climate information and ways in which Federal research might be shaped to meet those needs. The 2009-2010 listening sessions captured our stakeholders’ needs and provided USGCRP with valuable insight to help drive our strategic planning efforts. We held these sessions at several locations around the country as stand-alone meetings or in conjunction with a professional society conference or sector-related meetings. 

At these listening sessions, representatives from USCGRP provided a short overview of the current program’s structure and activities, including the development of the strategic plan, and then opened the floor for discussion and comments about Federal climate change research. At each session, USGCRP also encouraged participants to continue to provide comments and input about USGCRP activities beyond the listening session. 

The USGCRP Office provided a report from each listening session, including a summary of common themes. Click on the button below to view the list of the listening sessions:

2009 Water Policy Conference

Date: April 22, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Download Report: PDF

Sea Level Change and Climate Planning Needs

Date: March 11, 2009
Location: Biloxi, MS
Download Report: PDF

Climate Change Science Program Workshop on the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion - 2006

Date: July 11, 2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Lead Agency: NOAA
Download Report: PDF

Climate Information Users Roundtable

Date: October 10, 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF 90 Kb

Water Managers Roundtable

Date: March 18, 2008
Location: Boulder, CO
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly Meeting Listening Session (2008)

Date: May 28, 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lead Agency: NASA
Contact: Bob Curran (rcurran at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Download Presentations: Community participation in the path ahead
Meeting Website: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja08/

Pacific Climate Information System Steering Committee and Working Group Meeting Listening Session

Date: August 07, 2008
Location: Honolulu, HI
Lead Agency: NOAA
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

Corn and Climate Workshop Listening Session

Date: September 10, 2008
Location: Ames, IA
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Meeting Website: http://www.bioeconomyconference.org/conf2008/08postconferenceworkshop.html

Climate Experts Roundtable Listening Session

Date: October 6, 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

Central New York Regional Listening Session

Date: October 15, 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction Listening Session

Date: October 22, 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Lead Agency: DOT
Contact: Robert Curran (rcurran at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Meeting Website: http://web.mit.edu/aeroastro/partner/about/board.html

Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management Listening Session

Date: October 27, 2008
Location: Anchorage, AK
Lead Agency: USGS
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Download Presentations: PPT
Meeting Website: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=ALAS38E&OID=50

Southern California Regional Listening Session (San Diego)

Date: October 29, 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Tanya Maslak (tmaslak at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Listening Session

Date: October 29, 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Lead Agency: DHHS http://www.dhhs.gov
Contact: Tanya Maslak (tmaslak at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Download Presnetations: Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.6: Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems. Kristie L. Ebi, Ph.D., MPH
Community Participation in the Path Ahead
Public Health Impacts of Climate Change on California – 'Needs and Challenges'. Paul English, PhD MPH
Meeting Website: http://apha.confex.com/apha/136am/webprogram/Session25414.html

A Conference on Ecosystem Systems (ACES) Listening Session

Date: December 9, 2008
Location: Naples, FL
Lead Agency: USGS
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Download Presentation: PPT
Meeting Website: http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aces

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Listening Session

Date: December 18, 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Lead Agency: NASA
Contact: Fabien Laurier (flaurier at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Listening Session

Date: January 13, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Lead Agency: DOT
Contact: Tanya Maslak (tmaslak at usgcrp.gov)
Download Report: PDF
Meeting Website: http://www.trb.org/meeting/2009/default.asp

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Listening Session

Date: January 15, 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Lead Agency: NOAA
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)
Meeting Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/annual/index.html

Arizona Regional Listening Session

Date: January 16, 2009
Location: Tempe, AZ
Lead Agency: NOAA
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)

Gulf Coast Listening Session

Date: March 11, 2009
Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, MS
Lead Agency: USGS
Contact: Emily Cloyd (ecloyd at usgcrp.gov)

Water and Climate Change Listening Session

Date: April 22, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Lead Agency: USGCRP Office
Contact: Tanya Maslak (tmaslak at usgcrp.gov)

Town Hall Presentations

The USGCRP presented at various Town Hall in 2010 and 2011 to provide updates on the development and content of the Strategic Plan. These updates often communicated the mechanisms for providing input to the process of strategic planning. The Town Halls also gave audiences the opportunity to engage USGCRP staff in an open discussion on the Program and its initiatives. 

Public Comments

On September 30, 2011, the public comment period opened for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) Strategic Plan. The public comment period was open for 60 days ending on November 29, 2011. View the Federal Notice here.

National Academy Reports

The USGCRP also engaged the scientific community during the process of developing the Strategic Plan for 2012-2021. The program and its member departments and agencies commissioned a number of reports from the NRC to help guide it in its current activities and future planning. Click on the button below to view some of these more recent reports, available from www.nap.edu:

  • 2011 - America's Climate Choices. 144 pp.
  • 2010 - America's Climate Choices: Advancing the Science of Climate Change. 528 pp.
  • 2010 - America's Climate Choices: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. 292 pp.
  • 2010 - America's Climate Choices: Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change. 348 pp.
  • 2010 - America's Climate Choices: Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. 726 pp.
  • 2009 - Restructuring Federal Climate Research to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change. 254 pp.
  • 2009 - Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. 200 pp.
  • 2008 - Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft. 180 pp.
  • 2008 - Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation: Special Report. 296 pp.
  • 2008 - Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary. 304 pp.
  • 2008 - Hydrologic Effects of a Changing Forest Landscape. 194 pp.
  • 2008 - Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up: A Nationwide Network of Networks.
  • 2007 - Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond. 456 pp.
  • 2007 - Assessment of the NASA Applied Sciences Program. 160 pp.
  • 2007 - Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Methods & Preliminary Results. 170 pp.
  • 2007 - Analysis of Global Change Assessments. 182 pp.
  • 2007 - Understanding Multiple Environmental Stresses: Report of a Workshop. 141 pp.
  • 2007 - Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program. 96 pp.
  • 2007 - Environmental Data Management at NOAA: Archiving, Stewardship, and Access. 130 pp.
  • 2007 - NOAA’s Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application. 142 pp.