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Title and Description:
CCSP Product 5.3 Decision support experiments and evaluations using seasonal to interannual forecasts and observational data: A Focus on Water Resources.
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), established in 2002 to coordinate climate and global change research conducted in the United States and to support decision-making on climate-related issues, is producing twenty-one synthesis and assessment reports that address its research, observation, and decision-support needs. This report, to be produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in coordination with other federal agencies, will focus on supporting adaptive management and planning for resources and physical infrastructure affected by climate variability and change, and building new partnerships with public and private sector entities that can benefit both research and decisions. This report will support policymaking by conducting comparative analyses and evaluations of the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of response options.

ID:  26 Info. Type:  HISA
Estimated Dissemination Date:  11/17/2008 (Actual)
Contact Person:  Linda Suttora NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda:  6/16/2005

Estimated Peer Review Start Date:  7/3/2007
Review type:  NAS review
Expected number of peer reviewers:  4-10
Peer reviewers will be selected by:  a designated outside organization

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers?  yes

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed?  yes

How?  First, the prospectus will undergo a 30-day public comment period. The draft product will be written and NAS will review the draft product.  The lead authors will revise the draft product based on the review.  It will then be made available for 45 days for public comment. Lead authors will solicit input from stakeholders on the development of the product. From this comment period, the lead authors will prepare a final draft of the product.

When?  Public comment on the prospectus was a 30-day review that began on December 14, 2005.  Public comment on the product will be a 45-day review beginning in approximately June 2007.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review?  no

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review:  Physical Science: Climatology, Hydrology and related fields Social Science: Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, and related fields.

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