Who We Are
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts on society. USGCRP facilitates collaboration and cooperation across its 13 federal member agencies to advance understanding of the changing Earth system and maximize efficiencies in federal global change research.
Together, USGCRP and its member agencies provide a gateway to authoritative science, tools, and resources to help people and organizations across the country manage risks and respond to changing environmental conditions.
USGCRP Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning
USGCRP’s 2012–2021 Strategic Plan and its 2017 update provide the framework for carrying out the Program’s mission and implementing its strategic goals: advance global change science, inform decisions, sustain scientific assessment, and engage the public on the science of global change and its use in society, including internationally.
As mandated by Congress, USGCRP develops a new strategic plan every ten years, with triennial revisions and updates. An update is currently under development.