The Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group, via the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, under the auspices the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is leading the development of the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) as a product of the Sustained National Climate Assessment. A new ad hoc committee of the Academies will conduct an independent review of the SOCCR-2 draft report, which will be available in early 2017. The committee will conduct this review concurrent with the public review period and will produce a report.
The focus of SOCCR-2 is on the scientific understanding of U.S. and North American carbon cycle stocks and fluxes, in the context of global-scale budgets. The National Academies is seeking individuals to serve on the Committee with expertise in key areas addressed in SOCCR-2.