NOTE: DOE = Department of Energy; EPA= Environmental Protection Agency; FGDC = Federal Geographic Data Committee; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NIH = National Institutes of Health; NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NSF = National Science Foundation; USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture; USGS = U.S. Geological Survey.
a The center is supported by contracts from 22 nonfederal and federal (e.g., EPA, NIH, FGDC, USDA, NSF) agencies.
Much of the research on the interactions of natural and human-induced changes in the global environment and the implications for society is coordinated by the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The USGCRP was established through a presidential initiative in 1989 as a multiagency effort to:
develop and coordinate a comprehensive and integrated program to increase the effectiveness and usefulness of government-supported global change research;
address scientific uncertainties about natural and human-induced Earth system changes;