Gyami Shrestha, U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Report Development Process

Leading the development of SOCCR2, CCIWG comprises program managers from agencies and departments with carbon cycle–related research and funding portfolios. CCIWG developed the foundation of the report process starting circa 2014 to 2015 in response to needs identified and expressed by the North American carbon cycle science community. The working group oversaw the compilation and synthesis of report contributions from all the authors, from beginning to end. The lead CCIWG agency member for SOCCR2’s administrative (legal) purposes is the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The SOCCR2 agency co-leads are all the CCIWG member departments and agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey, DOE, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, USDA Forest Service, USDA NIFA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, EPA and NSF. Figure A.1 and the sections that follow describe the core SOCCR2 team and the processes it has undertaken under CCIWG auspices.


Figure A.1: The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Team Structure and Interactions

Figure A.1: The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Team Structure and Interactions. The SOCCR2 Federal Steering Committee, as a subset of the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), oversaw the SOCCR2 team. The lead administrative agency was the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). More than 200 governmental and non-governmental team members from the United States, Canada, and Mexico interacted iteratively during multiple drafting, reviews, revisions, and other report development processes from 2015 to 2018. [Key: UCAR CPAESS, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science.]


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