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About the Climate Science Centers

The DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs) provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change impacts. Much of the information and tools provided by the CSCs, including physical and biological research, ecological forecasting, and multi-scale modeling, is in response to landscape-level priority needs identified by the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), as well as the cross-sector needs of other agencies and communities in each region.

The CSCs were established within DOI by Secretarial Order No. 3289. The managing entity for the DOI CSCs is the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). Together, the NCCWSC-CSC enterprise, LCCs and other management partners make up a broader climate science and conservation planning initiative. CSCs are located at partner universities and are often comprised of multi-institution consortia, including other universities, Tribal partners, and federal research labs.
Alaska_CSC_thumbnailAlaska CSC
Host: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage, AK

Federal AK CSC Website
Consortium AK CSC Website

Green_sea_turtle_200x200Pacific Islands CSC
Host: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI 

Federal PI CSC Website
Consortium PI CSC Website

Consortium: University of Hawai`i - Hilo and University of Guam
North_Central_CSC_thumbnailNorth Central CSC
Host: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Federal NC CSC Website
Consortium NC CSC Website

Consortium: Colorado School of Mines, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Montana State University, University of Colorado, University of Montana, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and University of Wyoming
South_Central_csc_thumbnailSouth Central CSC 
Host: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Federal SC CSC Website
Consortium SC CSC Website

Consortium: Louisiana State University, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Texas Tech University
Northeast_CSC_thumbnailNortheast CSC 
Host: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Federal NE CSC Website
Consortium NE CSC Website

Consortium: College of Menominee Nation, Columbia University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri - Columbia, and University of Wisconsin – Madison
Southeast_CSC_thumbnailSoutheast CSC 
Host: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Federal SE CSC Website
Consortium SE CSC Website

Northwest_CSC_thumbnailNorthwest CSC 
Host: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Federal NW CSC Website
Consortium NW CSC Website

Consortium: University of Washington and University of Idaho

Southwest_CSC_thumbnailSouthwest CSC 
Host: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Federal SW CSC Website
Consortium SW CSC Website

Consortium: University of California - Davis, University of California - Los Angeles, Desert Research Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and University of Colorado – Boulder
153 AMBI 5-24b Brian Johnson_228x228National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Location: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

NCCWSC Website