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Updated 22 June 2007
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Global Change
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Climate Change Science & Technology Management Structure (Organizational Chart)

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
(of the National Science and Technology Council)

List of Officials

Working Group Members

CCSP Coordination Office

CCSP Coordination Office Staff

Program budget information

For greater detail, see the Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change  on the site of the Climate Change Science Program.


Research Program Elements

International Research Cooperation

Assessments. Knowledge useful to decision-makers.

Calls for Proposals

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) supports research on the interactions of natural and human-induced changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was codified by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which mandates development of a coordinated interagency research program. Participants in the USGCRP include:

The Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Council on Environmental Quality provide oversight on behalf of the Executive Office of the President.

Since its inception, USGCRP-supported research and observational activities, in collaboration with several other national and international science programs, have documented and characterized important aspects of the sources, abundances, and lifetimes of greenhouse gases; mounted extensive space-based systems for global monitoring of climate and ecosystem parameters; begun to address the complex issues of various aerosol species that may significantly influence climate parameters; advanced understanding of the global water and carbon cycles; and taken major strides in computer modeling of the global climate.

For greater detail, see the Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change  on the site of the Climate Change Science Program.  See also Participating US Agencies and their Programs .


Strategic Plan:  A fully updated draft strategic plan for the combined US Global Change Research Program and Climate Change Research Initiative. (posted 24 July 2003)


Our Changing Planet.

Our Changing Planet is a yearly report on the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Loaded with interesting information, it generally accompanies the President's annual budget.















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