Please visit the NOAA NCADAC website for more detailed meeting logistics information and directions.
Note: The meeting may have limited seating capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting should contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Phone: (301) 734-1156, Fax: (301) 713-1459. E-mail: Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Register Notice: "Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity On Topics Related to 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment" pdf | html
NOAA has issued a request for information, inviting the public to provide comments and expressions of interest in offering technical inputs or assessment capacity on topics related to the National Climate Assessment. While federal leadership will continue to play a significant role in the 2013 NCA, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recognizes and calls upon the increasing science capability and expertise across the United States to support its work. The diverse viewpoints of private industry, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, and impacted communities will ultimately contribute to a better informed and more useful NCA report. Expressions of interest are due by October 1, 2011, and final inputs are due by March 1, 2012. Please see the Federal Register Notice for a detailed timeline and more information [pdf | html]. Additional supplementary material includes "Potential Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacities and Suggested Best Practices" [pdf].
9/1 UPDATE: A Frequently Asked Questions document for the Requests for Information and Expressions of Interest is now available [pdf].
Dr. Ann M. Bartuska has been named as the new Vice Chair for Adaptation
Science at USGCRP. Dr. Bartuska is
currently that Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at
USDA, and has previously served as the Acting Under Secretary for Natural
Resources and Environment, USDA as well as the Deputy Chief for Research and
Development, U.S. Forest Service. She
came to government from The Nature Conservancy, where she was Executive
Director of the Invasive Species Initiative from 2001-2003.
Dr. Bartuska is
an ecosystem ecologist with degrees from Wilkes College (B.S.), Ohio University
(M.S.) and West Virginia University (Ph.D.). Her past research has focused on ecosystem processes in
landscapes disturbed by coal mining. She was elected President of the
Ecological Society of America (2003); has served on the Board of the Council of
Science Society Presidents and on the Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke
University, Board of Visitors. Dr. Bartuska is also a member of the
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Society of
American Foresters. She has
recently been appointed to the LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) Advisory
Board and as Co-chair of the National Academy of Scienceâ€™s Sustainability
May 18th, 2011 - The NCADAC meetings page has been updated with a link to the agenda and documents for the May 20th meeting of the NCADAC. The agenda site will be updated with additional documents as they become available.
The meeting is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time. Public access 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.
For further information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.email@example.com). Individuals planning to attend are requested to RSVP to Dr. Decker because space is limited at the venue.
Today NOAA released a new press release naming the governing panel for the National Climate Assessment development and advisory committee (NCADAC). Jerry Melillo has been named as the Chair, and Terese Richmond and Gary Yohe have been named as Vice chairs. For the full release, please see: http://www.noaanews.
climateassessment.html. For the full list of governing panel members, as well as the full membership of the committee, please see: http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/proposedfacmembers.