Sustained Assessment - Assess
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 ways to engage with the sustained assessment process, check out the Sustained Assessment engage page or contact the Engagement staff.
Interim Assessments and Technical Reports inform the larger quadrennial process of National Climate Assessments
- The Climate Science Special Report is underway as a key input to the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4).
- The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) is underway as an important part of the sustained assessment process.
- USDA technical report: Global
Climate Change, Food Security, and the U.S. Food System (released December 2015)
- USDA technical report: Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States (released February 2016)(link is external)
- USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment
- Final report and supporting materials (released April 4, 2016)
- The Climate Scenarios Task Force (CSTF) and the Scenarios and Interpretive Science Coordinating Group (SISCG) work on the underlying scenarios for the sustained assessment and the upcoming NCA4.
- GCIS is a tool that underpins many parts of the sustained assessment process
A network of climate change indicators, currently in development, will support the sustained assessment.
- Citizen Science Contributions to the National Climate Assessment Workshop Report (Workshop held in 2014)
- 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)