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The final report for the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey on Earth Science and Applications from Space has now entered review and will hopefully be published by the end of the year.  More information will be available as the publication date approaches.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey by sharing input with the committee.  For more information about the survey, including dates/times for our proposed Town Halls at the Fall (December) AGU, January AMS, and February AGU Ocean Sciences meetings, visit the survey website at


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are establishing a new Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) to coordinate efforts across the institution that will:
  • Address public questions surrounding climate change by leveraging our robust and diverse body of work on the topic
  • Provide easy access to evidence-based understanding of climate change to help advance the dialogue and inform responses.
  • Coordinate efforts across the institution to facilitate rapid and effective communication.
  • Apply best practices of science communication.
  • Develop innovative approaches that could be adapted to other contentious topics addressed by the National Academies.
Expert oversight and guidance will be provided by a new Advisory Committee, which will develop a strategic plan for the CCI and provide ongoing guidance on implementation.  We are currently seeking individuals to serve on this committee. These individuals should have expertise including, but not limited to: climate science, climate impacts and economics, potential response options, science communication, social media engagement, science education, and experience with other issues considered to be contentious in public discourse.  In selecting members, efforts will be made to include individuals with experience and expertise related to the many climate and communications–related activities underway across the National Academies.

The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017.  For more information, visit the CCI home page.

Submit a Nomination
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