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.
- Join NCAnet—a national “network of networks” working to extend the National Climate Assessment process and products to a broader audience
- USGCRP hopes to organize a discussion with groups who have or are planning to use NCA information in assessments and planning. If you are interested in participating, please visit this page to tell us more about your organization and the local, state, regional, or sectoral assessment and planning activities in which you are involved
Federal Advisory Committee
- Solicitation for nominations to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment
Interim Assessments and Technical Reports
- USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment
- Final report and supporting materials (released April 4, 2016)
- USDA technical report: Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States (released February 2016)
- USDA technical report: Global Climate Change, Food Security, and the U.S. Food System (released December 2015)
- Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2)
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