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Request for Public Nominations
The call for authors and technical inputs for the Fourth National Climate Assessment is now open. Author nominations are open through September 30, and technical inputs can be submitted through January 15th. Submit all nominations and technical inputs through Contribute.
Information on author roles:
The NCA4 Federal Steering Committee is composed of representatives from each USGCRP member agency and is responsible for the development and production of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). The group will establish the scope and overall outline of the report, develop and provide author guidance, and select Federal Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs) and Regional Chapter Leads.
Federal Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs) will be responsible for one (or more) chapters within NCA4. They will liaise with Regional or Federal Chapter Leads (for regional or national-level chapters, respectively) to develop individual chapters. The Federal CLA team will also work across chapters to ensure consistency throughout the report.
Regional Chapter Leads will be non-federal employees. In consultation with Federal CLAs, Regional Chapter Leads will organize, direct, and lead authorship of individual regional chapters. Chapter Author teams will be built by the Regional Chapter Leads, with suggestions from the Federal CLAs and the Federal Steering Committee. Chapters will be provided back to the federal CLA group and the Federal Steering Committee as the individual input of the Regional Chapter Leads.
Chapter Authors will be responsible for developing draft chapter content. Chapter author teams will work with Regional or Federal Chapter Leads to develop and review individual chapters.
Technical Contributors will provide inputs into chapter development, but will not directly author sections of NCA4.
Author guidance and staff support from the National Coordination Office and Technical Support Unit will be available during the NCA4 process (to include editing services).
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