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.

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).

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.

Federal Register Notice: National Climate Assessment and 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 February 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and February 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street, NW Washington DC 20005. Please check the Web site for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO ( by February 14, 2014. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on February 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). 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 five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO ( by February 14, 2014 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by February 14, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after February 14, 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 sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563-6162, by February 14, 2014.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email:; or visit the NCADAC Web site at

Dated: January 14, 2014.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-01160 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]

GCIS Featured at ESIP Meeting
GCIS Featured at ESIP Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) held its Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on January 8–10, 2014. The meeting featured a breakout session on the Global Change Information System (GCIS) under development at USGCRP.

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