Developing and Testing Potential Indicators for the National Climate Assessment
On July 2nd, 2012 NASA announced a new funding opportunity in ROSES 2012 (Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences) pertaining to the U.S. Global Change Research Programâ€™s (USGCRP) National Climate Assessment (NCA). This ROSES element solicits contributions to enhance the use of NASAâ€™s observation and modeling products in future NCAs by encouraging the developing and testing of potential indicators that address the needs expressed in the NCA indicators vision.
The NCA operates under the auspices of the Global Change Research Act of 1990, acting as a generator of status reports on climate change science and impacts. These reports are based on observations made across the country, and compare these observations to predictions from climate system models. The assessments also analyze current patterns in global change and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.
NASA supported research on potential indicators will contribute to the NCAâ€™s effort to develop a robust indicator system that informs decisions related to impacts, adaptation, vulnerability, and mitigation associated with climate and global change. NASA is requesting that Notices of Intent be submitted by August 3, 2012. Official proposals are due on October 5, 2012.
For more information on this research opportunity please visit the NASAâ€™s ROSES website and view appendix A.47.