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Good Morning All!

I am excited to find a place to land professionally amidst all of the very important activity going on with COVID-19. I write to you from the U.S., as the Data Architect for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. I am responsible for ensuring Assessment data and information are transparent, accessible, and reproducible. I work hand in hand with legal counsel to ensure Intellectual Property Rights have been protected, data are open and accessible, and guidelines are drafted for our several hundred authors to follow and understand. We have produced a national government report relating a changing climate to human health, and continue to draw connections between the changing climate and social sciences as well. I work directly with authors and policymakers for access, understanding, and re-use of these important conclusions, and I hope to provide valuable contributions in this working group; I look forward to working together!


Sarah M. Champion
Data Architect
Technical Support Unit for the National Climate Assessment
Research Scholar
151 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 271-4135