Next Decade, CDR and a U.S. Interagency Carbon Information, Monitoring, and Decisions System - Save the Date for Discussions at AGU 2021

October 22, 2021
 
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We will be at the Dec 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Meeting. Please join us!
 
Town Hall 
H35F - Launching a New Decade of Carbon Cycle Science for the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, the North American Carbon Program, and the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Program
Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 19:15 - 20:15, Convention Center - Room 353-355
 
Presentation
GC33B-03 Advancing the Science of Carbon Dioxide Removal to Inform Decisions and Actions in response to Climate Change: An Interagency Research Coordination Strategy
Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 14:00 - 14:05, Convention Center - Room 208-210
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/972917
 
Town Hall
TH020 - Conceptualizing U.S. Interagency Carbon Information, Monitoring, and Decisions
Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:15 - 13:15,  Online Only

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Session/124343

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Town Hall 
H35F - Launching a New Decade of Carbon Cycle Science for the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, the North American Carbon Program, and the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Program
Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 19:15 - 20:15, Convention Center - Room 353-355
The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (USCSSP) facilitates carbon cycle research and provides national leadership on carbon cycle science priorities. Established in the early 2000s, the North American Carbon Program (NACP) and Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program are major USCCSP community building activities that foster innovation and cultivate new research areas. NACP is an interdisciplinary community of practice comprising carbon cycle science researchers studying the North American carbon cycle in a global context. OCB is a network of scientists working across disciplines to understand the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle and the response of marine ecosystems to environmental change. Together, these programs support grassroots activities, collaboration, and synthesis to inform high-level scientific planning such as the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan (1999, 2011). In this open forum, USCCSP, NACP, OCB, and Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) representatives will discuss current and future research and assessment initiatives and seek audience feedback on the next decadal US Carbon Cycle Science Plan, the interagency Carbon Dioxide Removal Database, and future programmatic directions, including collaborative opportunities at the land-ocean interface. The CCIWG will also discuss pertinent U.S. research funding programs, observation networks, and coordination capabilities, including interagency and international opportunities.
 
Presentation

GC33B-03 Advancing the Science of Carbon Dioxide Removal to Inform Decisions and Actions in response to Climate Change: An Interagency Research Coordination Strategy
Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 14:00 - 14:05, Convention Center - Room 208-210
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/972917

Carbon Dioxide removal (CDR) is any process, practice or technology removing CO2 from the atmosphere by enhancing existing natural processes or using chemical processes to capture CO2 directly from the ambient air to store it elsewhere (IPCC 2018). Climate mitigation scenarios show that current 10-20 GtCO2/yr gross anthropogenic emissions are from sources that will be difficult or expensive to eliminate by mitigation alone. Most climate change scenarios limit global warming to 2℃, relying on CDR that ramps up rapidly before 2050 to reach approx. 20 GtCO2/yr by 2100 (NASEM 2019, UNEP 2017). What U.S. Government strategies exist to address such evolving CDR science and interests? Examples are presented here. Since 1999, the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (USCCSP), in conjunction with the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) (https://www.carboncyclescience.us) has been facilitating multiagency research to inform decisions, co-producing science with national and international science communities, such as via the State of the Carbon Cycle Report. We follow the USGCRP Goals and the 1990 Global Change Research Act to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change. Recently, we launched the Interagency CDR Research Coordination (I-CDR-C) to explore, advance and inform interagency coordination strategies. This includes the first Federal CDR Data Call 2020-2021 aimed at developing the first federal CDR research compendium, encompassing federally-funded research activities across land, ocean, atmosphere and societal dimensions; incl. observations and management activities pertinent to studying, informing or evaluating CDR. This presentation will offer an overview of of this database and federal efforts to advance CDR science informing actions that respond to climate change. Additionally, we will discuss current and future multidisciplinary CDR research needs and opportunities around (i) natural climate solutions (incl. public lands) and engineered approaches based on carbon cycle science (ii) practitioners, businesses and government entities demonstrating use of partnerships (iii) observational capabilities across atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and societal dimensions (iv) decision-maker readiness incl. social sciences.
 
Town Hall
TH020 - Conceptualizing U.S. Interagency Carbon Information, Monitoring, and Decisions
Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:15 - 13:15,  Online Only

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Session/124343

The U.S. Government (USG)'s earth science enterprise funds a broad range of carbon research/monitoring activities. The need for evidence-based applications and decision-support use of such research is expanding rapidly. Satellite-based sensors, and in-situ measurements have made it possible to obtain carbon cycle relevant information at a wide range of spatiotemporal resolutions from global to local scales and up to near real-time to assess climate change impacts, estimate carbon mitigation and removal potential, and understand ecosystem resilience. The USG-funded development of modeling tools including process models of natural and anthropogenic carbon fluxes, data assimilation and flux inversion models and coupled carbon cycle climate models is important and complementary to observation-based knowledge. Integration of such activities is urgently needed to provide time-sensitive scientific insights for diverse stakeholders and policy makers, and to inform local to global decision-making processes, as well as to improve implementation of global stocktake activities related to the Paris Agreement. This town hall will discuss ideas for addressing such coordination. The panelists and audience will explore questions such as, ‘What would an Interagency Carbon Information System look like? What is its utility and how could it be sustained?’
 
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