Appendix A. The Proposed USGCRP Budget for FY99

The proposed FY99 USGCRP budget totals $1.864 billion. As outlined in this edition and in the FY97 and FY98 editions of Our Changing Planet, the USGCRP budget supports scientific research on key global change environmental issues, including seasonal to interannual climate variability; climate change over decades to centuries; changes in ozone, UV radiation, and atmospheric chemistry; and changes in land cover and in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

The USGCRP budget also supports cross-cutting activities, including observing and monitoring global change; global change data, products, and information services; research on Earth system science and on human contributions and responses to global change; international research cooperation; and global change education and communication.

The figure and tables in Appendix A provide the following:

The table below showing the USGCRP budget for FY97-FY99 by department and agency presents the USGCRP budget in two broad components: Scientific Research and Space-Based Observation Programs. This distinction is intended to make clearer the portion of the USGCRP budget that supports scientific research by individual investigators and small groups, as compared with the portion that supports NASA's Earth Science program components relating directly to space missions--particularly the Earth Observing System series of satellites and data information systems, which provide data in support of research activities.

Of the total USGCRP FY99 budget request, 59% supports Space-Based Observation Programs while 41% supports Scientific Research. The FY99 request for $767 million for Scientific Research is a 3% increase above the FY98 budget level. The $1.097 billion request for Space- Based Observation Programs is a 2.3% reduction from the FY98 budget level.

 FY97-FY99 Budget Table
Agency FY97 FY98 FY99
Request
Scientific Researcha
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 57 58 59
Department of Commerce (DOC/NOAA, DOC/NIST) 62 62 71
Department of Energy (DOE) 109 108 113
Department of the Interior (DOI) 29 29 29
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 14 15 21
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 4 4 5
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 252 275 275
National Science Foundation (NSF) 166 167 187
Smithsonian Institution (SI) 7 7 7
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 1 0 0
Scientific Research Subtotal 701 725 767
Space-Based Observation Programs
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)b 1117 1092 1097
U.S. Global Change Research Program Total 1818 1867b 1864
a The Department of Defense (DOD) sponsors research with applications to national security needs, but is also relevant to stated goals of the USGCRP. The DOD budget in FY97-FY99 for defense-related research that contributes to USGCRP activities follows: FY97--$10.7M ($4.9M above request); FY98--$6.5M ($0.8M above request); and FY99-- $6.7M. The Department of Transportation supports assessment efforts in the transportation sector that are relevant to the goals of the USGCRP.

b The FY98 USGCRP total includes $50M in the NASA budget to be transferred to the International Space Station, if necessary.

Budget Function Budget
Funtion #
FY97 FY98 FY99
Request
General Science, Space, and Technology
250
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
1369 1367 1372
National Science Foundation (NSF)
166 167 187
Energy
270
Department of Energy (DOE)
109 108 113
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
1 1 0
Natural Resources and Environment
300
Department of Agriculture (USDA/FS and NRCS)
18 18 18
Department of Commerce (DOC/NOAA and NIST)
62 62 71
Department of the Interior (DOI)
29 29 29
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
14 15 21
Agriculture
350
Department of Agriculture (USDA/ARS, ERS, and CSREES)
39 40 41
Smithsonian Institution
503
Smithsonian Institution (SI)
7 7 7
Health
550
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
4 4 4
Total 1818 1867b 1864
a The FY98 USGCRP Total includes $50M in the NASA budget to be transferred to the International Space Station, if necessary.

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