The report reviews a draft strategic plan from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, a program formed in 2002 to coordinate and direct U.S. efforts in climate change and global change research. The U.S. Climate Change Science Program incorporates the decade-old Global Change Research Program and adds a new component -- the Climate Change Research Initiative -- whose primary goal is to "measurably improve the integration of scientific knowledge, including measures of uncertainty, into effective decision support systems and resources."
Table of Contents
|1. Overall Assessment of the Strategic Plan||5-10|
|2. Science Focus and Scope||11-20|
|3. Implementing and Managing the Program||21-28|
|4. Strategic Planning||29-32|
|Appendix A: Excerpts from Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Science Program Strategic Plan||35-77|
|Appendix B: Statement of Task||78-80|
|Appendix C: Committee and Staff Biographies||81-86|
|Appendix D: Global Change Research Act of 1990||87-94|
|Appendix E: Letter from James R. Mahoney||95-96|
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