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President Obama Establishes a Task Force on Climate Print E-mail
After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with Research and Technology

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Obama Administration has taken significant steps to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy. Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.

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Employment Opportunity - Student Assistant, National Climate Assessment Print E-mail

The USGCRP is looking to hire a Student Assistant for the National Climate Assessment at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.

This internship position can provide up to 20 hours/week during school and up to 40 hours/week during breaks, not to exceed 1000 hours in one 12-month period. Schedule can be flexible as per agreed upon by Supervisor and based on programmatic need.

Basic Job Function:

This position facilitates and carries out administrative and technical tasks for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) at the USGCRP National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.

Duties include:

  • Assists senior staff with scientific literature reviews
  • Performs detailed review tasks, compiles and evaluates technical information, and assists senior staff with development of scientific reports and documents
  • Takes meeting notes, summarizes key messages and themes from technical and detailed policy discussions, and writes workshop reports and other summary documents
  • Assists senior staff with creation of materials for NCA communications and other interactions with individuals in government agencies, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector
  • Assists with updates to NCA websites, including creating new content or coordinating the collection of content from various staff members, and working closely with web-developers to ensure updates are completed in a timely manner

Required Education and Experience:

  • Preferred candidates will have college level coursework in a relevant discipline, such as environmental or earth sciences, engineering, political science, social science, or communications
  • Must be enrolled in a college, university or professional school

All candidates MUST apply online through the UCAR employment system in order to be considered for this position. Additional details on the position and instructions for applying can be found here.

Apply here. Applications due by Friday, October 4, 2013.

 
Employment Opportunity - Student Intern, Global Change Information System Coordinator Print E-mail

The USGCRP NCO is looking to hire a Student Assistant for the Global Change Information System (GCIS).  This position will assist with coordination of GCIS-related interagency working group(s), including meeting support, assisting with development of reports or other documents, identifying and mapping key concepts relevant to the GCIS, etc.

The internship position is located in Washington, DC at the NCO office, and can provide a workload opportunity for up to 20 hours/week during school and up to 40 hours/week during breaks, not to exceed 1000 hours in one 12-month period. Participation during GCIS Interagency Working Group meetings is mandatory, otherwise, the position offers a flexible schedule based on workload requirements.

Basic Job Function:

This position facilitates and carries out GCIS IWG meeting coordination and implementation, developing materials and other resources in support of the IWG activities as well as assists with content and data organization tasks for the GCIS program.

Duties Include:

  • Contributes to meeting coordination and implementation, develops materials and other resources to support the GCIS effort. Works with IWG co-chairs, plans and implements IWG meetings, as well as associated workstream meetings and teleconferences. Attends meetings for the GCIS IWG and related workstreams. Assists with meeting logistics, including developing meeting agendas, preparing pre-meeting materials, summarizing meeting discussions, and recording meeting decisions and actions.
  • Coordinates the development of IWG work group reports, including interacting with report contributors, integrating and editing input, managing interagency or intra-office review processes, and delivering final drafts.
  • Discovers and researches global change datasets and associated metadata relevant to on-going GCIS development. Edits and compiles existing metadata fields for inclusion into the GCIS. This may involve working with automated workflows and or manual text editing.
  • Identifies and maps key concepts and topics of relevant components, tags appropriate concepts and relationships between entities and integrates those components into the GCIS. Illustrates the relationships between relevant components and outcomes of Earth System Science studies. This may involve web-based research, browsing research papers, and/or communicating directly on behalf of the GCIS project with authors, program managers, and agency data center personnel.

Required Education and Experience:

Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or professional school in order to be eligible, with college level coursework in a relevant discipline such as earth systems or environmental sciences, geography, geoinformatics, human dimensions of global change, or other relevant fields including information or library science.

All candidates MUST apply online through the UCAR employment system in order to be considered for this position. Additional details on the position and instructions for applying can be found here.

Apply here. Applications due by Friday October 11, 2013.

 

 
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail

Please note this meeting has been cancelled. For more information please contact Cynthia Decker.

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html

A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/16/2013

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 October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html 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 September 23, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period; October 1, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 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 September 23, 2013 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by September 23, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after September 23, 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 September 23, 2013.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, 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.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Supplementary Information: TThe 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: September 11, 2013.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-22497 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Print E-mail

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html

A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2013

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 Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 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 4:45-4:55 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 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Tuesday, September 3, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: 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 Tuesday, September 3, 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/Meetings.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, 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: August 14, 2013.

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

[FR Doc. 22013-20383 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
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