NOAA Appoints Members to Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment
NOAA has announced the appointment of 15 members to the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The Advisory Committee will provide advice to NOAA on sustained assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders. NOAA will ensure the committee’s advice is provided to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for use by the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).
USGCRP is implementing a sustained National Climate Assessment process to help the Nation prepare for the effects of climate and global environmental change. The sustained process facilitates ongoing and transparent interactions among scientists and stakeholders across regions and sectors. This process enables information and insights to be shared as they emerge and supports the quadrennial National Climate Assessment required by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
The advisory committee’s members represent diverse viewpoints, interests of geographic regions of the country, and sectors of U.S. society. Members include experts in physical and social sciences, communication, education, and other topics reflecting the full scope of issues relevant to the sustained National Climate Assessment process. Members are appointed by Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA administrator, in consultation with the OSTP Director, Dr. John Holdren.
The new members are:
- Chair: Dr. Richard Moss, Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute
- Vice-Chair: Ms. Jan Dell, Vice President, Strategic Development, AECOM
- Dr. Susan Avery, President Emerita, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Ms. Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law
- Ms. Ann Marie Chischilly, Executive Director, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University
- Dr. Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor of Sociology and Dresser Professor, Oklahoma State University
- Mr. Paul Fleming, Climate Resiliency Group Manager, Seattle Public Utilities
- Dr. Lucas Joppa, Lead Environmental Scientist, Microsoft Research
- Dr. Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, Science Center Deputy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
- Dr. Maria Carmen Lemos, Professor, University of Michigan
- Dr. Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
- Ms. Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
- Dr. Michael Prather, Professor of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
- Dr. Jessica Whitehead, Coastal Communities Hazards Adaptation Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant
- Mr. Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs, and Chief Resilience Officer, New York City Office of the Mayor
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