Agenda, student travel support and details for Open Science Meeting of North American Carbon Program

February 14, 2020

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The future is here: North American carbon cycle science for a changed climate

7th North American Carbon Program (NACP) Open Science Meeting (OSM)

March 23-26, 20020, Hilton Mclean Tysons Corner, Virginia

2/21/2020 update from the NACP: 

  • We have extended the poster deadline until March 4th! Pending available space, we are able to accommodate some more posters at the meeting. Posters will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. Note that the Outstanding Student Presentation Competition is closed however. Submit your poster abstract here:


The agenda for the Open Science Meeting (OSM) of the North American Carbon Program (NACP) has been published.

All interested scientists, practitioners, managers and stakeholders are welcome to join this international meeting. Through the 2020 Open Science meeting, the NACP aims to continue fostering opportunities for new collaborations among the community.

Some of the exciting sessions and keynote panels include conversations on:
  • What does the carbon science community owe communities of color, future generations, and other underrepresented groups?
  • Why do we need IPCC special reports?
  • How are North American Cities advancing carbon science and management?
  • What is the science needed for Alternative Carbon Futures?
  • Who are we? Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in NACP?
  • Future Earth and Other International Collaborations
  • Discussion of new NACP Science Implementation Plan
  • Diagnosis and Attribution of NA Carbon Cycle
  • Indigenous Peoples and Multinational Experiences
  • From Observations to Predictions
  • Linkages among the Air-Land-Water Continuum
  • Next-Gen Data Management, Syntheses, and Products
  • Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation in the Context of Carbon-Climate Feedbacks
  • Advances in Methane Measurements, Attribution and Modeling
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Cafe Exchanges:
    •     Inclusivity
    •     International (Future Earth, IPCC, Belmont Forum)
    •     Cities
    •     Alternative Carbon Futures

Special Student and Early Career Awards: Thanks to the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, NASA and USDA NIFA, a special student and early career travel support fund has been established:

  • For early career attendees (<= 5 years post terminal degree conferral), support will be given on a need-based, case-by-case basis. Please contact Libby Larson and Gyami Shrestha if you wish to apply for these funds. Include a short CV (< 5 pages)  and a <= 250 word (double spaced, 12 pt font) statement describing your support need, how you plan to utilize your meeting experience and contribute to the meeting outcomes. Deadline to apply: February 28, 2020 (separate from student award deadline).

Depending on the number of need-based qualified applicants for this award, we will at least cover registration fees but more may be available to support other travel costs.

Prior biennial NACP meeting reports