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Town Hall Meeting: The New Decadal Strategic Plan for the United States Global Change Research Program

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Tuesday, 24 January, 12:15–1:15 p.m.; Room 239

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates global change science, tools, and services across 13 federal agencies. Leadership from USGCRP will discuss its new decadal strategic plan, to be published in early 2012, which provides a new vision for the program, organized around four pillars: advance science, inform decisions, sustained assessments, and communicate and educate.

Panelists will describe USGCRP’s emerging activities to further fundamental research and inform decisions in an ever-changing environment. Activities include integrated modeling and observations, research in support of adaptation decisions, the National Climate Assessment (NCA), plans for the development of an interagency global change information portal/system, and efforts to enhance a multiway dialogue through active communication, education, and engagement with its stakeholders. These initiatives will provide an information base to support decisions that minimize global change risks to the environment, the economy, and society.

This presentation will help attendees gain a better understanding of the new USGCRP vision and strategy, ongoing interagency activities, opportunities for involvement in USGCRP’s efforts, and current and future products, tools, and services of utility to scientists and decision makers. The intended audience is scientists, educators, policy makers, and managers working in areas of global change.

 For additional information, please contact Julie Morris (e-mail: jmorris@usgcrp.gov) or Emily Wasley (e-mail: ewasley@usgcrp.gov).