staff from the Office of the USGCRP that supports the Subcommittee on
Global Change Research (SGCR), NACO was established by the SGCR in
mid-1997. Its purpose was to help facilitate assessment activities by
providing logistical support to the SGCR's National Assessment Working
Group (NAWG), the National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST), and the
regional and sector workshop and assessment teams.
The staffing of NACO was adjusted during the course of the assessment
to meet the changing needs for facilitation of assessment activities. With
the completion of the national and sectoral phases of the National
Assessment, the NACO was reabsorbed into the Office of the USGCRP at the
end of FY-2001.
Previous NACO staff included:
Michael MacCracken, Executive Director of NACO from 1997-2001 and
from 2001-2002 a senior scientist within the Office of the USGCRP
Lynne Carter, Regional Liaison, from 1998-2002
LaShaunda Malone, Program Associate and then Sector Liaison,
Melissa Taylor, Deputy Executive Director of NACO from
Justin Wettstein, Sector Liaison, 1998-1999
Previous Affiliated Staff Members:
Benjamin Felzer, Climate Scenario Coordinator, 1998-2000
(based at National Center for Atmospheric Research).