Assessment staff met with members of the NOAA
Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments teams (11 teams located at
universities across the US, focused on facilitating use of climate information,
climate-related research and engagement with stakeholders) and with
participants from related NOAA and Department of Interior efforts on September
29-October 1, 2010. A number of discussions during the meeting centered on how
NOAA RISAs and other regional partners could work with the NCA on the
Assessment; in response to several questions that arose during the meeting, we
have compiled a short question and answer summary that we hope will be of use
to a broader audience interested in the NCA and its relationship to other
Federal climate change science activities. Some of the questions in the summary
How will the regions be defined
and how will they dovetail with the RISAs and other government regions?
How can we pick regions across
all the issues we are concerned about?
How can one talk about the
relationship between a sustained process and the selection of national
indicators of change?
How will the integrated
cross-sectoral issues be addressed?
the complete question and answer guide, please see "September 2010 RISA Q&A session" at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/nca-activities/workshop-and-meeting-reports .