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Training the Next Generation of the Climate Science Workforce Print E-mail

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fourteen interns hailing from colleges and universities around the country are making essential contributions to the work of USGCRP this summer. With interests ranging from chemistry to economics to meteorology, the students are working on a variety of projects including the development of the new indicators program, the National Climate Assessment report, and the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH).

While at USGCRP, the interns have the opportunity to expand their experience and skills as well as gain a larger perspective on the science and politics of climate change at the national level. If you are interested in interning at USGCRP, please visit our Programmatic News Feed or our Facebook page to view our most recent job postings.

Landsat Data Continuity Mission
USGCRP interns (left to right):
  • Justin Goldstein, GCIS (U of Oklahoma, PhD Geography 2013)
  • Mark Shimamoto, MATCH (Climate Change and Human Health, George Washington U. MPH Environmental Health Science and Policy 2014)
  • Eric Goldman, Indicators (U of Maryland, BA Economics and BS Environmental Science and Policy 2015)
  • Tess Carter, NCA (Brown, BS Chemistry 2016)
  • Ella Clarke, Indicators (U of Maryland, BS Environmental Economics, BA Spanish Language 2014)
  • Tara Failey, Communications/Education (George Washington, MPH Environmental Health Science and Policy, 2013)
  • Jordan McCammon, Indicators (Penn State, BS Meteorology 2016)
  • Marques Gilliam, Indicators (U of Maryland, BA Environmental Science and Policy 2015)
  • Christian McGillen, Indicators (Virginia Tech, BS Meteorology 2015)
  • Krista Mantsch, NCA (Indiana U, MPA Environmental Policy 2014)
  • Ryan Clark, Indicators (U.S. Coast Guard/U of Maryland, MS Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 2014)
  • Sarah Anderson, Indicators (Washington State, Environmental Science PhD 2015)
  • Not pictured: Samantha Brooks, SGCR (American University, MA Global Environmental Policy 2013)
  • Not pictured: Julie Maldonado, NCA (American University, PhD Candidate Public Anthropology)
 
President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Print E-mail
President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan

Monday, July 1, 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge.

The Plan builds on significant progress made during the Administration’s first term on all of these fronts, including those based on the ongoing scientific work of USGCRP’s 13 member-agencies, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in which USGCRP participates, and USGCRP’s National Climate Assessment team.

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Meeting (6/12/2013) Print E-mail

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/12/2013 pdf | html

Action: Notice Of Open Meeting.

The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was established by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held July 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT and July 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.globalchange.gov for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Location: The meeting will be held at NASA Headquarters, Room 2E39, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. Please check the Web site http://www.globalchange.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by Monday, July 1, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 minute public comment period on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time).

The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by Monday, July 1, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by Monday, July 1, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, July 1, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563-6162, Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov) by Monday, July 1, 2013.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov;or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov.

Dated: June 6, 2013.

Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2013-13943 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]

 
U.S. CLIVAR Science Plan Public Review Now Open Print E-mail
NOAA 2013 Spring Outlook Map

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The U.S. Climate Variability & Predictability (CLIVAR) Draft Science Plan is now available for public comment through July 3, 2013. The draft plan reflects input from U.S. CLIVAR scientists serving on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), three implementation panels, and members of the research community.

Through the open comment period, the SSC seeks comments on the draft plan by the broader U.S. and international science community and the public. Visit the U.S. CLIVAR Science Plan Public Review website to download the Draft Science Plan and provide your comments.

 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Meeting Print E-mail

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 12:45-12:55 p.m. The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Monday, January 7, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Monday, January 7, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

Supplementary Information: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

Dated: December 7, 2012.

[FR Doc. 2012-30152 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]


 
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