Since 1989, the U.S.
In particular, Our Changing Planet highlights progress and accomplishments in interagency activities. These highlights represent the broad spectrum of USGCRP activities that extend from Earth system observations, modeling, and fundamental research through synthesis and assessment, decision support, education, and public engagement.
“Indicators” are variables that can be used to measure the status or trend of a system. Indicators of climate-related global change—whether ecological, physical, or societal—can be used to track and communicate key aspects of the changing environment, point out vulnerabilities, and inform decision making at local, state, and national levels.
A pilot set of climate indicators is being developed collaboratively by USGCRP agencies including NASA, NOAA, EPA, USDA, DOE, DOD’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CDC, and DOI. The
GSA owns or leases 9,624 assets, maintains workspace for 1.1 million Federal employees, preserves more than 481 historic properties, and procures more than $60 billion in products and services for the Federal Government.
With more than half the world’s population living in cities, urban areas are at the core of many global environmental change issues and their solutions. Through its funding of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), USGCRP supports the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project, an international leader in research on the interactions and feedbacks between environmental change and urbanization at the local, regional, and global scales. UGEC provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share expertise and address
Coastal zones are central to socioeconomic development and are estimated to provide more than half of all global
In the Caribbean, the economic importance of agriculture and tourism—combined with rural poverty and widespread
Vision – A Nation,globally engaged and guided by science, meeting the challenges of climate and
Goal 1 – Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human components of the Earth system.
Goal 2 – Inform Decisions: Provide the scientific basis to inform and enable timely decisions on
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), also known as Landsat 8, is the latest satellite in the joint NASA-U.S. Geological Survey (USGS; DOI) program that has been continuously tracking Earth surface