USGCRP is implementing a sustained National Climate Assessment process that will ultimately facilitate continuous and transparent participation of scientists and stakeholders across regions and sectors, enabling new information and insights to be synthesized as they emerge. Current sustained assessment activities are listed below; more information will be added as it becomes available. To learn more about the sustained assessment process, read the Sustained Assessment Special Report (developed by the National Climate Assessment & Development Advisory Committee) or contact the Engagement staff.
- Visit contribute.globalchange.gov to provide on the sustained assessment process (Federal Register Notice posted May 6, 2015)
- Join NCAnet—a national “network of networks” working to extend the National Climate Assessment process and products to a broader audience
Interim Assessments and Technical Reports
- USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment (in progress) — draft now available for public comment (Federal Register Notice posted April 7, 2015)
- USDA technical report: Global Climate Change, Food Security, and the U.S. Food System (in progress)
A network of climate change indicators, currently in development, will support the sustained assessment.
- Browse a preliminary set of indicators, available now as a proof-of-concept for evaluation purposes
- Poster: "Tracking a changing climate: Citizen science contributions to climate change indicator systems" (summarizes a roundtable held in November 2014)
- December 2014 ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) Conference
- February 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting