All News Ths United States Global Change Research Program Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:59:19 +0000 U.S. Global Change Research Program en-gb National Climate Assessment & Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice Of Open Meeting National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice Of Open Meeting  pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at a time to be determined. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site at or the NOAA NCADAC Web site for the exact date and time.

Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period. The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.

Dated: April 17, 2014
Jamie Krauk,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-09118 Filed 4-18-14; 8:45 am]

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:08:34 +0000
IPCC: Many Pathways to Reduce Climate Change IPCC Releases Working Group Three Report

Monday, April 14, 2014

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measures and behavioral changes could limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
]]> (Catherine Wolner) International News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:01:43 +0000
IPCC Releases Report on Climate Risks, Responses IPCC Releases Working Group II Report

Friday, April 4, 2014

The new report from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on Monday, finds that the effects of climate change are already occurring worldwide; that the world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for the associated risks; and that there are opportunities to respond with effective action, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

]]> (Catherine Wolner) International News Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:52:02 +0000
White House Launches Climate Data Initiative Climatological data for the southwestern US

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today, delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative. This ambitious new effort brings together open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven tools that communities across America need to plan for the impacts of climate change.


]]> (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:35:42 +0000
Roofing Choices Can Help Keep Cities Cool A green roof helps cool an urban environment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three types of roofing can help to cool “urban heat islands,” according to a study by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers and partners recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:13:33 +0000
New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Sea Level Rise Tool for Sandy Recovery—released in 2013 through a partnership between several Federal entities in coordination with local institutions—has been updated to reflect the latest data on future sea level rise and flooding risks.

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:08:52 +0000
Employment Opportunity | Program Specialist I - Operations Coordination The USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) is accepting applications through Friday, March 28 for a Program Specialist I to assist with program operations and integration of programmatic and operational tasks.


Program Specialist I - NCO Operations Coordinator 

BASIC JOB FUNCTION: In this newly designed role, the incumbent will provide administrative, project management, and strategic program planning and coordination support to improve integration between operational and programmatic tasks. The incumbent will also provide staff support to Program Leadership on special projects as needed.

• Project Management Support:  
• Managing Internal Collaborative Virtual Spaces:
• SOP’s and Records Management:
• Budget Support:
• Office Space & Move Planning:
• Liaison Functions:
• Other Special Projects as Necessary:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or related field; or
• an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Preferred: Two years of experience in a professional office setting.


For more details about the position and instructions on how to apply, please click here, or visit the UCAR Employment website

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:08:55 +0000
NOAA, Navy Partnering to Create Faster, Lower-Cost Climate Models NOAA, Navy partnering on next generation models

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with scientists from the public, private, and academic sectors to design the next generation of models for predicting weather, ocean conditions, and regional climate change.

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:25:08 +0000
USGCRP Founders Receive Lifetime Achievement Award USGCRP presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, February 10, 2014

On January 29th, the founders of USGCRP received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Building Climate Solutions, a conference organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:31:01 +0000
New Regional Hubs Will Help Agriculture Sector Manage Climate Impacts USDA Climate Hubs

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched seven regionally-located Climate Hubs to act as data repositories and offer the practical, science-based tools and strategies that agricultural producers need to adapt to climate change.

]]> (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:58:25 +0000