This page contains information about open calls for experts or Federal Register Notices that are relevant to USGCRP activities.
The U.S. Department of State seeks nominations for U.S. scientists with requisite expertise to contribute to scoping of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The AR6 Scoping Meeting will be held 1–5 May 2017, at a venue TBD.
Background information and the nominations vehicle can be found on the USGCRP Public Contribution System. Disciplinary expertise sought—to help frame the three Working Group contributions to the AR6, and to address cross-cutting themes informing development of the AR6 Synthesis Report—has been captured in a posted solicitation memo and within the nominations form itself.
This is an Open Call. All registered users can nominate U.S. citizens and permanent lawful residents to be considered by the IPCC Science Steering Committee (SSC) that will be selecting experts to invite. The USGCRP nominations system for this process will be disabled on Wednesday, 9 November 2016, and a nominations package transmitted on behalf of the U.S. IPCC Focal Point. The SSC will complete its work and issue invitations to the AR6 Scoping Meeting (1–5 May 2017 • venue TBD) in February 2017.
The call for technical inputs for the Fourth National Climate Assessment is open through January 15, 2017. Technical inputs can be submitted through Contribute.
Please refer to the outline (See Appendix below for topics covered in NCA4) to target your submissions. We especially encourage submissions of regional information and information for such topics as case studies, economic valuation, and cross-cutting sectoral research. All scientific literature submitted in response to this call for information must be received by January 15, 2017. For best consideration, please submit by November 1, 2016.
The call for author nominations closed on September 30, 2016.
Appendix: NCA4 Updated Outline
II: Our Changing Climate
III: National Analyses/Sectoral Chapters
Oceans and Marine Resources
Agriculture and Food Production
Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities
Energy, Water, Land Nexus
Tribal and Indigenous Communities
North American and Other International Effects
IV: Regional Analyses
Southeast and Caribbean
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands
Near-Term Adaptation Needs and Increased Resiliency
Mitigation: Avoiding and Reducing Long-Term Risks