The Committee to Advise the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) will author a short report discussing the scope of agency participation in and engagement with the USGCRP and possible augmentation needed to address stated goals of the program. In addressing its charge, the Committee will:
- Provide a rationale, derived from the USGCRP Strategic Plan, for evaluating current Program membership and capabilities and identifying potential new agencies and departments (or bureaus and agencies within USGCRP members) and how the Program and the nation could benefit from that new participation;
- Evaluate the current set of USGCRP capabilities against this rationale to identify any gaps and areas of potential leverage, recommending adjustments if necessary; and
- If the current pattern of agency engagement is found to need adjustment, include examples of how the adjustments could enable the program to better meet its stated goals (e.g., where relevant data are not being used, efforts are not well-coordinated or being duplicated, research goals are not well informed by decision needs).
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