Climate Change Science & Technology Management Structure (Organizational Chart)
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
For a more detailed overview, see:
The U.S. Climate Change Science
Program (CCSP) integrates federal research on climate and global change, as
sponsored by thirteen federal agencies and
overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on
Environmental Quality, the National Economic Council and the Office of
Management and Budget.
During the past thirteen years the United States, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), has made the world's largest scientific investment in the areas of climate change and global change research -- a total investment of almost $20 billion. The USGCRP, in collaboration with several other national and international science programs, has documented and characterized several important aspects of the sources, abundances and lifetimes of greenhouse gases; has mounted extensive space-based monitoring systems for global-wide monitoring of climate and ecosystem parameters; has begun to address the complex issues of various aerosol species that may significantly influence climate parameters; has advanced our understanding of the global water and carbon cycles (but with major remaining uncertainties); and has developed several approaches to computer modeling of the global climate.
Because of the scientific accomplishments achieved by USGCRP and other
research programs during a productive "period of discovery and
characterization" since 1990, we are now ready to move into a new
The President's direction for CCRI, focusing on the development of
near-term decision-support information, requires close integration with
the many existing programs managed under the U.S. Global Change Research
Program. This will ensure internal consistency of the CCRI research
with the full body of global change information developed under the
To accomplish this integration of USGCRP and CCRI activities, the
Interagency Climate Change Science Program has assumed oversight of both
For a more detailed overview, see: Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change.