USGCRP was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to develop and coordinate “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
In consultation with White House officials and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR), USGCRP's Executive Director ensures that the Program meets all mandated requirements, which are summarized in the table below.
Such representatives shall be high ranking officials of their agency or department, wherever possible the head of the portion of that agency or department that is most relevant to the purpose of the title described in section 101(b).
The budget crosscut represents the funds self-identified by USGCRP agencies as their contributions to USGCRP research activities. In addition, USGCRP leverages other agency activities not represented in the budget crosscut to accomplish its mission. For example, many of the satellite systems and observing networks that are foundational to USGCRP research were originally implemented by their sponsoring agencies for operational purposes, and thus typically are not included in the research crosscut.
**Please note that FY 2021 enacted appropriations differ significantly from the FY 2021 President's Budget provided above. FY 2021 enacted figures will be provided in the forthcoming FY 2022 edition of USGCRP's annual report to Congress, Our Changing Planet.
The National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment coordinates interagency activities relevant to environmental research and policy, domestically and internationally. The Committee on Environment encompasses several subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (the steering body for USGCRP) as well as other subcommittees with which USGCRP works closely.
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), which consists of representatives from 16 agencies, departments, and offices across the Federal Government, is charged with enhancing scientific monitoring of and research on local, regional, and global environmental issues in the Arctic.
Through the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO), the U.S. supports cooperative, international efforts to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). GEOSS is being developed through the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a partnership of 80 countries, the European Commission, and nearly 60 international organizations.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate and integrate global change research activities across the Federal Government and facilitate international cooperation on global change research. Available positions are based and operated out of USGCRP’s National Coordination Office (NCO), located in Washington, DC. NCO is currently supported by ICF, which oversees all recruiting processes.
There are no opportunities available at this time.
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