February 2, 2016 Public Forum on the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report

January 7, 2016
Washington, D.C.

2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) (Background)

The Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG), via the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, has initiated plans for the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) as a follow-up to the 1st SOCCR (2007) which was a Special Assessment Product (SAP 2.2) of USGCRP’s 2nd National Climate Assessment (NCA). The focus of SOCCR-2 is on the scientific understanding of U.S. (national and biogeographical regions) and North American carbon cycle stocks and fluxes, in the context of and interactions with global scale budgets and climate change impacts in managed and unmanaged systems.  Carbon stocks and fluxes in soils, water (including oceans), vegetation, aquatic-terrestrial interfaces (coastal/ estuaries/ wetlands), human settlements, agriculture, forestry etc. are included. Relevant carbon management science perspectives and support tools for supporting decisions, as addressed in and related to the White House Climate Action Plan (2013), US Carbon Cycle Science Plan (2011) and National Climate Assessment, USGCRP 2012-2021 Strategic Plan and Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 will be included in this assessment.  In addition to identifying uncertainties, rising opportunities for improving measurements and projections in the carbon cycle will also be identified.

Washington D.C. area February 2, 2016 Public Forum

The February 2, 2016 1-day public forum will present an opportunity for interested parties and stakeholders to provide individual input on proposed SOCCR-2 themes.

This public forum will be convened in the auditorium at the NOAA Center for Weather & Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740

This event will involve an overview of the scope, themes and organization of SOCCR-2, followed by topical breakout sessions aligned with the proposed notional themes of SOCCR-2.

The agenda is available here. (A separate kick-off preliminary contributors' workshop will be convened at JGCRI on February 3, 2016. For details, please contact carbonreport@usgcrp.gov.)

The list of registered participants is available here

Info on prior public events is available here.