Climate Change and Related USGS Science Activities

Report
Climate Impacts, Resource Management
and Decision-Making:
The Department of the Interior’s FY09
Climate Change Initiative
Tom Armstrong
Senior Advisor for Global Change Programs
U.S. Geological Survey
[email protected]
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS and DOI- - The Strengths of Science,
Monitoring and Information
• History of climate change science
research and long-term monitoring
Core to
• Monitoring assets- from iceIce
cores
stream gages to Landsat
• Multi-disciplinary capabilities and
scientific expertise across the
landscape
• Capability to assess prehistoric,
Gage
historic and current climateStream
effects
• Ability to integrate broad arrays and
types of information for effective
decision-making
Landsat 7
The Vision – A National Climate Effects
Network
• A truly integrated National climate effect
monitoring network capable at a range
of temporal and spatial scales
• A scientific team focused on early
detection and scientific analysis in
support of adaptation or mitigation
strategies
• An information dissemination and
decision support system for cost
effective, scientifically rigorous
management and policy decisions
• The capacity for the next generation to
protect and sustain our National trust
resources through early detection of
change
Climate Effects Network Primary Deliverables
• CORE intensively-instrumented sentinel watersheds
• Improved laboratory capabilities
• Gradient-based monitoring and research networks
• Expanded local to national biological, hydrological and
geological surveys
• New remote sensing tools and processing algorithms
• An integrated early warning system for the effects of climate
on ecological and societal resources
• Better and more comprehensive science-based decision
support tools
• State of the art information management and dissemination
systems
• Institutionalized communication between resource managers,
policy makers, and scientists- interfaced with the DOI task
force
Yukon-North Slope
Regional Integrated
Monitoring Systems (RIMS)
National Integrated Network
(NIN)
Decision Support Systems
CommunityViz
USGS
National Integrated Network (GC-IMS)
DOI Climate Change Leadership –
Science Priorities for the DOI Task Force
• Development of a DOI integrated
science and monitoring plan
• Integration of existing monitoring
networks
• Downscaling of models
GC-IMS
• An adaptive management approach
with USGS science and DOI resource
Bureaus
• Building decision-making
capabilities centered on a robust
Global Change Information
Management System (GC-IMS)
• Improving integration and access to
USGS and other DOI Bureau data
sets crucial to climate change
science and resource management
USGS Global Change Programs –
Widely Distributed Science
USGS
Director
Biology
Discipline
Geography
Discipline
Status
Trends
Contaminants
Invasives
Diseases
Fisheries
Aquatics
Wildlife
Ecosystems
Geology
Discipline
Geographic
Analysis
Monitoring
Land
Remote
Sensing
Science
Impact
Water
Discipline
Energy
Resources
Cooperative
Water
Mineral
Resources
Hydrologic
Networks
Analysis
Coastal
Marine
Hydrologic
R&D
Geologic
Mapping
NAWQA
Earthquake
Hazards
NSIP
Volcano
Hazards
Toxic
Substances
Earth Surface
Dynamics
Groundwater
Resources
Green Programs- formally tied to global change (22.7 Million in FY07)
New USGS Global Change Organizational
Framework
• Bureau-level Senior Advisor for
Global Change Programs
• Global Change Bureau Advisory
Committee
• Global Change Science Advisory
Council (formerly the Global Change
Science Committee)
• Global Change Public and
Congressional Affairs Team
Bureau Advisory Committee
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Wes Ward, Western Region REx
Stan Ponce, Central Region REx
Dave Russ, Eastern Region Rex
Earl Greene, Water
Bruce Jones, Geography
Pat Jellison, Geology
Bea Van Horne, Biology
Kevin Gallagher, GIO
Karen Wood, Public Affairs
Linda Smith, Congressional Affairs
Lynn Kwan, Office of Budget
Tom Armstrong, Chair
Global Change Science Advisory Council
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Virginia Burkett, Chair
Jill Baron, Biology
Leslie Holland-Bartels, Biology
Eric Sundquist, Water
Steve Hostetler, Water
John Jones, Geography
Jim Verdin, Geography
Rich Bernkopf, Geography
Tom Cronin, Geology
Dan Muhs, Geology
Richie Williams, Geology
Anne Frondorf, GIO

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