Three implementation panels were previously convened to work with the SEARCH SSC to coordinate SEARCH activities. With the perspective provided by panel input, the SSC and IPMC establish SEARCH action areas and core functions, as well as the working groups to implement them.

Observing Change Panel

Design of the multi-disciplinary observing system to continue existing and initiate new long-term observations.

Understanding Change Panel

Plan the scientific assessment of data and models to advance understanding of the nature and causes of change and projecting into the future.

Responding to Change Panel

Application of the new understanding to impacts on ecosystems and societies.