NCAnet: Building a network of networks to support the National Climate Assessment

We invite you join the National Climate Assessment (NCA) in NCAnet, a network of organizations working with the NCA to engage producers and users of assessment information across the United States. Partners extend the NCA process and products to a broad audience through the development of assessment-related capacities and products, such as collection and synthesis of data or other technical and scientific information relevant to current and future NCA reports, dissemination of NCA report findings to various users of assessment information, engagement of assessment information producers and users, supporting NCA events, and producing communications materials related to the NCA and NCA report findings. 

Recruitment for NCAnet began in Fall 2011, and the first meeting of NCAnet partners was held in January 2012. On April 13, 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a Federal Register Notice announcing the establishment of and inviting expanded participation in NCAnet.

We hope that after reviewing the information available on this website and attending a short presentation (either in person or via webinar), your organization will consider joining NCAnet as a partner in the National Climate Assessment. Partners may join the network at any time.

More information about the National Climate Assessment and NCAnet can be found in "An Overview of NCAnet" and on the following pages:

Questions about NCAnet
Information about and for NCAnet partner organizations
Introductory sessions provide an overview of NCAnet for potential partners provide an opportunity to learn more about NCAnet and ask questions about the network.

All of the sessions are held at the US Global Change Research Program National Coordination Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006 and are available via webinar for those outside of the DC area. To register for one of these sessions, please email with the subject NCAnet.

Previous information sessions were held on the following dates:
  • 2012
    • Monday, January 9 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
    • Wednesday, January 11 at 3:00 - 4:00 EST
    • Monday, April 2, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
    • Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
    • Monday, June 4, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
    • Monday, July 2, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
    • Thursday, September 6 at 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
  • 2011
    • Monday, October 31 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT 
    • Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT 
    • Monday, November 7 at 10:00 - 11:00 am EST 
    • Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
If your organization is interested in learning more about NCAnet, but you were unable to attend the above-listed sessions, please contact Emily Therese Cloyd, NCA Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, at


If you have questions about the National Climate Assessment or about NCAnet, please contact Emily Therese Cloyd, NCA Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, at