Alaska Climate Science Center News

Schuster,Herman-Mercer Work in Yukon 2014

USGS Scientists Investigate Current and Historical Winter Conditions in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Snow and Water Chemistry Data

THU, AUGUST 21, 2014, 10:06 AM EST

Alaska Climate Science Center and USGS Alaska Science Center hydrologist Ryan Toohey has joined fellow USGS researchers Paul Schuster and Nicole Herman-Mercer in conducting an innovative project know as “Strategic Needs of Water on the Yukon” or SNOWY. Read More >

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UM Research Improves Temperature Modeling Across Mountainous Landscapes

WED, AUGUST 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

New research by University of Montana doctoral student Jared Oyler provides improved computer models for estimating temperature across mountainous landscapes. Read More >


SC CSC Holds Environmental Problem Solving with GIS Workshop for Tribes in South Central U.S.

TUE, AUGUST 19, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center, USGS Oklahoma Water Science Center and Office of the National Tribal Liaison, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal GIS are hosting a GIS Applications Class for the tribes in the South Central Region. Read More >

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PI CSC Welcomes Kelvin Richards as New University Director!

MON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

Kelvin Richards, Professor of Oceanography at University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM), has taken the helm as the University Director for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center and also the Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC). Read More >


PI CSC Wishes Kevin Hamilton a Fond Aloha and Mahalo!

MON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 2:37 PM EST

The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) gives a fond aloha to Kevin Hamilton who is retiring as University Director of the PI CSC and Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Read More >

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ESA Participants Discuss Ecological Drought in California Forests

MON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

The SW CSC and the CA LCC cosponsored a session on "Ecological Drought in California Forests: Linking Climate Science and Resource Management" at the Ecological Society of America's 2014 Meeting. Read More >


IBC expands footprint of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) services within the Department of the Interior

THU, AUGUST 14, 2014, 6:40 PM EST
Posted by: IBC

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Inspector General and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement joined Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service and Departmental Offices in receiving PCS support services from IBC. Read More >


National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

THU, AUGUST 14, 2014, 9:34 AM EST

Registration is now open for the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation that will be held in Washington, DC on October 23-24. Attendees will share tactics and strategies that provide solutions to landscape scale challenges. Read More >

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SW CSC Director Named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

WED, AUGUST 13, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

Three USGS scientists were recognized as 2014 Ecological Society of America fellows for making exceptional contributions to an array of ecological fields. Dr. Stephen Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, is one of these fellows. Read More >

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NE CSC Funded Projects Highlighted at American Fisheries Society 2014

TUE, AUGUST 12, 2014, 12:44 PM EST

A selection of projects funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center will be presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting next week, August 18-21, 2014. Read More >

Representatives from 11 OFF customer agencies attended the 2014 IBC Oracle Customer Day.

Eleven Agencies Attend IBC’s 2014 Oracle Customer Day

TUE, AUGUST 12, 2014, 10:14 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

On August 7, 2014, the Interior Business Center (IBC) hosted the 2014 edition of its annual Oracle Customer Day, dedicated to customers of the Oracle Federal Financials (OFF) product line. The event took place in Washington, D.C. Read More >

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EROS Scientist Gabriel Senay to be Co-located at North Central CSC

FRI, AUGUST 8, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Gabriel will link the USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) office with the DOI North Central Climate Science Center. His research work focuses on the integration and application of remotely sensed data for agro-hydrologic modeling. Read More >

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Southeast 'Megalopolis' Research Gets Widespread Attention!

THU, AUGUST 7, 2014, 1:53 PM EST

New research that predicts that the extent of urbanization in the Southeast could increase by 101% to 192% in 50 years, and describes a megalopolis that stretches from Atlanta, GA up to Raleigh, NC, has been highlighted by numerous regional news sources! Read More >

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Welcome EPA. Way to Go, IBC.

MON, AUGUST 4, 2014, 10:25 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

The Interior Business Center (IBC) is now the payroll provider for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA's payroll data and systems were successfully migrated to IBC's service, effective June 1, 2014. Read More >

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IBC IN THE NEWS ( What makes an ideal shared service?

MON, AUGUST 4, 2014, 10:11 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

A recent article on Government Computer News ( about shared services in the federal government featured the Interior Business Center. Read More >

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Due Date Approaching for Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation

MON, AUGUST 4, 2014, 8:40 AM EST

The Department of the Interior has sent purchase offers exceeding $50 million to more than 11,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud Indian Reservation. These offers provide landowners the opportunity to... Read More >


Chief of IBC's Finance and Procurement Systems Division Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award

THU, JULY 31, 2014, 9:37 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

Bobby Smith, chief of IBC’s Finance and Procurement Systems division, was recognized with the prestigious DOI Distinguished Service Award for his tireless efforts and contributions, collaborative style, and commitment to excellence. Read More >

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Investigative Report of Markley Cove Marina

WED, JULY 30, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

We investigated an allegation that USBR intended to award a long-term noncompetitive contract to a concessioner to operate the Markley Cove Marina, Lake Berryessa, CA, even though doing so might violate USBR and DOI policies on contract competition. Read More >

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Researchers Compare Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

MON, JULY 28, 2014, 8:22 AM EST

On June 13th, 2014, the workshop “Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA” was held at USFWS in Hadley MA. Researchers led a discussion comparing the approaches, consistency, and challenges of aligning four ecological systems maps. Read More >


New Report Predicts Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast U.S.

WED, JULY 23, 2014, 9:47 AM EST

Researchers from the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University have found from a new study that urban areas in the Southeast U.S. may double in size in the next 45 years. Read More >