The Community Edition of the Community Strategy and Implementation Plan has been released for dissemination. The Community Edition presents the conclusions and recommendations laid out in the Final Report: A Place to Stand: e-Infrastructures and Data Management for Global Change Research, with the Action Themes and next steps incorporated into the body of the text from the appendicies.
The purpose of a community edition is to create an easily digestible document that is efficient to share and disseminate. Like the Final Report, the Community Edition suggests recommendations on how the Belmont Forum can leverage existing resources and investments to foster a more coordinated, holistic, and sustainable approach to the funding and support of global environmental change research. A wide distribution of this report is hoped for in anticipation of the Belmont Forum meeting in October 2015. Should the Belmont Forum decide to implement these recommendations, actions will begin thereafter.