(12) The IARPC
currently includes more than a dozen federal agencies, departments, and offices.
The goals also complement existing agency priorities and national research plans, such as the National Ocean Policy (Executive Office of the President, 2010), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Arctic Strategy (NOAA, 2011), the IARPC implementation strategy (IARPC, 2012), and the U.S.
SEARCH, different agencies, and IARPC have already reached broad consensus on priority themes or areas of concern, as outlined in the IARPC and SEARCH five-year strategies and implementation plans.
IARPC, including key members of IARPC Collaboration Teams, the SEARCH SSC, and the Arctic Council's SAON initiative, would be key entities involved in advancing strategy.
For the Arctic, shared cross-directorate basic research objectives, the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee's (IARPC) Arctic Research Plan: FY 2013 2017, (17) and the National Ocean Policy Implementation Strategy (18) inform science investment priorities.
Multiple Federal bodies currently have authority for Arctic policy (e.g., the National Ocean Council (NOC), Arctic Policy Group, and Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)).
Geological Survey, plus others affiliated with IARPC
The emphasis placed on addressing stakeholder information needs (SEARCH, 2005; Committee on Designing an Arctic Observing Network, 2006; ArcticNet, 2007; IARPC, 2007) is driven by the requirements of adaptation to climate change at local and regional levels (Schneider et al., 2007).
In the Arctic, the IPY and a nascent dialog between different agencies and the scientific community (IARPC, 2007) provide a unique opportunity for exchange and coordination.
Arctic Science and Policy Act (1984, amended 1990) could serve as a useful guide for its establishment (see IARPC
, 1999: Appendix E).
These will complement the more focused research supported by mission agencies, such as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and contribute to the coordinated activity under IARPC
. ($6.0 million) (17)
National Science and Technology Council Committees COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND SUSTAINABILITY (CENRS) AQRS: Air Quality [Proposed] RCIS: SWAQ: Water Research (SC) Roundtable Availability & on Climate Quality (SC) Information & Services (WG) CSMSC: Critical & SDR: Disaster T&R: Toxics and Risk Strategic Mineral Reduction (SC) (SC) Supply Chain (SC) [Proposed]: IARPC
: SES: Ecological USGEO: U.S.