National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is the collective body through which the three national academies work together to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was established in 1964 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to bring the practices of engineering to advising the nation. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine) was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues.
NASEM is collectively made up of seven program units, formerly known as the National Research Council, that serve as the operating arm of the three academies for the purpose of providing objective analysis and advice to the nation. The program units include: the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health and Medicine Division, Policy and Global Affairs Division, Transportation Research Board, and the Gulf Research Program.
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- Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises
- Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative
- Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate
- Advancing the Science of Climate Change
- America's Climate Choices - Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
- Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability
- Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present and Future
- Warming World: Impacts by Degree
- Restructuring Federal Climate Research to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change
- Letter Report Assessing the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program's Science Framework
- Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
- Assessment of Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability
- Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean