Forty days for Noah. Sixty days for NOAA.

January 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Issues Revised Research Plan

Public Invited to Provide Comments

January 2, 2008

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Revised Research Plan Summary is available in the Federal Register and online for review and comment by the public. Comments received by February 26, 2008, will be considered during the preparation of the final revised research plan and the forthcoming scientific assessment.

“This revised research plan represents an update to the 2003 strategic plan of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. As with any strategic plan we must take into consideration advances in science and changes in societal needs and I encourage the public to participate by providing comments over the next 60 days,” said William Brennan, acting director, Climate Change Science Program, and deputy assistant secretary of commerce for international affairs.

The revised research plan includes an updated statement of vision, goals and capabilities consistent with CCSP’s current strategic plan but reflects scientific progress and the evolution of the program based on accomplishments and evolving societal and environmental needs; a description of the relationship of the research plan to the current scientific assessment; highlights of ways in which the program is evolving in the context of the progress made over the years 2003-2007 since the strategic plan was put in place, and a description of the priorities that have emerged as a result; and a description of research plans for the coming years, in order to build upon the work envisioned in the strategic plan and begun over the past four years.

Comments should be sent to Dr. Fabien Laurier, Climate Change Science Program Office.

A quick look at the webpage for the Revised Research Plan of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program tells you that the 60-day period starts from publication of this notice last Friday, right between Christmas and New Year holidays:

See also the Federal Register notice published 28 December 2007.

See also the instructions for submitting review comments on the Summary of the Revised Research Plan. Comments must be submitted no later than 26 February 2008.

This document also is available as a PDF file.

It makes me wonder how many climate scientists are aware of this, let alone members of the public such as myself.

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