[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 4, 2005)]
[Page 23097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8862]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop: Climate Science in 
Support of Decisionmaking

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice, public workshop and opportunity for public discussion.


SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes 
this notice to announce the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) 
Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decisionmaking, addressing the 
capability of science to inform decisionmaking. This workshop will 
include discussion of decisionmaker needs for scientific information on 
climate variability and change, as well as expected outcomes of CCSP's 
research and assessment activities that are necessary for resource 
management, adaptive planning, and policy formulation.

DATES: The workshop will be held Monday, November 14, 2005, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 
p.m., and Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, 
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy MacCracken, Telephone: 202-223 
6262, Fax: 202 223 3065, Email: smaccrac@usgcrp.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Climate Change Science Program, 
sponsored by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. 
Government, coordinates and integrates scientific research on changes 
in climate and related systems. The CCSP Strategic Plan emphasizes the 
application of knowledge from CCSP to develop, improve, and disseminate 
products for use in decisionmaking related to climate variability and 
change. Many CCSP programs and activities address these needs-for 
example, the use of observations and seasonal-to-interannual climate 
forecasts in the management of natural resources, or application of 
scientific knowledge in integrated assessments of global change.
    The CCSP Strategic Plan calls for the development of 21 Synthesis 
and Assessment products that provide current evaluations of climate 
science issues, complementing other international assessments such as 
that prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 
To maximize the effectiveness of all CCSP products, it is vital that 
these products account for the science information needs of their 
users. The workshop will be an opportunity for scientists and user 
communities to discuss future application and development of climate 
science, recognizing the multiple ways in which climate information 
will be utilized to address societal and scientific challenges.
    Status: The times above may be subject to change. Refer to the 
website listed below for a final meeting agenda. Participation will be 
limited to the first 800 registrants. Webcast of the proceedings may be 
arranged if demand for participation exceeds this limit. Early 
registration is strongly encouraged. A registration form and other 
logistical information, including fees, are available at: http://www.climatescience.gov/workshop2005 gov/workshop2005.
    The workshop will include both plenary and breakout sessions. The 
plenary sessions will include presentations by leading figures from the 
international scientific community and the government, NGO, and private 
sectors. The breakout sessions will foster interactions among those 
involved in producing CCSP decision support resources, and 
representatives of the scientific, resource management, policy 
development, and other stakeholder communities.Abstracts for 
contributed presentations at the workshop that focus on development of 
scientific resources for decisionmaking are encouraged. Instructions on 
how to submit abstracts will be posted by June 1, 2005 at: 

    Dated: April 28, 2005.
James R. Mahoney,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Director, 
Climate Change Science Program.
[FR Doc. 05-8862 Filed 5-3-05; 8:45 am]