Upcoming August Public Engagement Events on SOCCR-2 and broader U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program

July 19, 2017

Please join us! There will be two upcoming public engagement opportunties in August.

1. Town hall at Ecological Society of America Meeting in Oregon

Title: 'Overview and Status of the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2), an Interagency Sustained National Climate Assessment Report'

During this special session, CCIWG members and other SOCCR-2 team members (federal and non-federal scientists) will provide an overview of the report and an update on its development and production. This will also be an opportunity for the ESA community to engage the SOCCR-2 team in discussing opportunities for disseminating SOCCR-2 to maximize its utility and benefit for scientific and educational purposes.

Details here.

View the presentation here.

2. Presentation at the 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC-10), Interlaken Switzerland 2017

Title: 'Recent U.S. Efforts to Advance Integrated Carbon Cycle Research and to Assess the State of North American Carbon Cycle'

Gyami Shrestha1, Nancy Cavallaro2, Zhiliang Zhu3, Karina V.R. Schäfer4, James H. Butler5

1U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office/UCAR, Washington D.C.; 2U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington D.C.; 3U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; 4National Science Foundation, Virginia; 5National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Global Monitoring Division, Colorado

With a mission to ‘coordinate and facilitate federally funded carbon cycle research, and provide leadership to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on carbon cycle science priorities’, the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, led by the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG), leads and supports the peer-reviewed research of carbon cycle science across the federal government. CCIWG-led intensive, interagency coordinated field campaigns that unite in-situ, air-borne, and satellite-based observations as significant components of this research (U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2017), as well as coordinated research support, have played a vital role in advancing integrated carbon cycle science. This presentation will highlight recent efforts to catalyze, advance, and assess integrated and interdisciplinary U.S., North American and global carbon cycle research, made possible via sustained Program collaborations with U.S. and international science communities. Examples include recent CCIWG supported science thematic activities focused on sustained carbon cycle observations, carbon cycle predictions, science of blue carbon, soil carbon resilience and vulnerability, urban carbon and human interactions, methane, greenhouse gas measurements, and the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2).

Details here and here.

View the poster here.