Global Change Information System (GCIS)


The U.S. Global Change Research Program ( is sponsoring the creation of a new information system, the Global Change Information System (GCIS) that will provide a web based source of authoritative, accessible, usable, and timely information about climate and global change for use by scientists, decision makers, and the public. It will initially be focused on capturing and presenting all of the supporting information (datasets, papers, people, projects, etc.) from the National Climate Assessment (  It will eventually link together climate and global change information from across the federal government.

This session will present an overview of the system, status and progress with some initial information modeling and web site concepts.  There will be time for discussion and feedback about the long term vision for the system.


Tilmes, C.; Global Change Information System (GCIS); Winter Meeting 2013. ESIP Commons , November 2012