Climate R&D in the 2014 Budget Request
Jonah V. Steinbuck and Paul A.T. Higgins
• The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which coordinates and integrates research over 13 Executive Branch departments and agencies, would receive $2.7 billion (up 6.0 percent).
• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requests $2.2 billion for the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (up 15.7 percent) and $1.1 billion for the National Weather Service (up 4.2 percent).
• The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requests $1.8 billion for Earth Sciences (up 4.6 percent), including $443 million for Earth Science Research (up 0.5 percent), $354 million for Earth System Science Pathfinder (up 88.6 percent), and $788 million for Earth Systematic Missions (down 10.6 percent).
• The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests $1.4 billion for the Geosciences (up 5.5 percent) and $223 million for Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (up 41.4 percent).
• The Department of Energy (DOE) requests $3.1 billion for energy R&D (up 48.6 percent) and $4.7 billion for Office of Science R&D (up 6.3 percent). The Office of Science’s Biological and Environmental Research program would receive $625 million (up 5.6 percent).
• The Department of the Interior (DOI) requests $72 million for climate variability science (up 23.3 percent), $33 million for Science Support (up 99.0 percent), $18 million for Cooperative Landscape Conservation (up 13.8 percent), and $100 million for New Energy Frontier renewable energy programs (up 35.9 percent).