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Fifth National Climate Assessment - Read the Report


Digram depicting lines of coordination between OSTP, USGCRP, and interagency groups.

USGCRP Lines of Oversight and coordination. Click to enlarge.

USGCRP comprises 14 federal agencies that conduct or use research on global change and its impacts on society, in support of the Nation's response to global change.

USGCRP is steered by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment, which is overseen by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

The SGCR coordinates interagency activities through the USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) and interagency groups (IWGs). 


  • Dr. Wayne Higgins - SGCR Chair, Department of Commerce (NOAA)

  • Dr. Mike Kuperberg - Executive Director, USGCRP

  • Dr. Stacy Aguilera-Peterson - Deputy Director for Research, USGCRP

  • Dr. Julian Reyes - Deputy Director for Services, USGCRP

  • Allison Crimmins - Director, National Climate Assessment

  • Dr. Phillip Levin - Director, National Nature Assessment

SGCR Principals

  • Dr. John Balbus - Department of Health and Human Services

  • Ben DeAngelo - Department of Commerce (NOAA)

  • Dr. Rebecca Dodder - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Dr. Gerald Geernaert - Department of Energy

  • David Bascom - Department of Homeland Security (FEMA)

  • Dr. Noel Gurwick - U.S. Agency for International Development

  • William Hohenstein - Department of Agriculture

  • Dr. Kirk Johnson - Smithsonian Institution

  • Dr. Jack Kaye - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Dr. Gretchen Goldman - Department of Transportation

  • Dr. Ben Petro - Department of Defense

  • Dr. Geoffrey Plumlee - Department of Interior

  • Trigg Talley - Department of State

  • Dr. Maria Uhle - National Science Foundation