Climate Science Centers



At Interior, we operate a National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) at the National Headquarters of the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretarial Order No. 3289 expanded the scope and geographic reach of our climate-science efforts by establishing, in addition, eight regional Climate Science Centers.  Read More >

For information about Funding Opportunities from the Climate Science Centers, please visit:  https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/ResearchFunds.

Please click on the map or list below for more information about each Climate Science Center.

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CSC NewsNews

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SC CSC Principal Investigator Named to Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014

TUE, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, 01:09 PM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, a Principal Investigator at Texas Tech University for the South Central Climate Science CEnter, has been named in Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. Read More >


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SW CSC PI to be Honored at Fall 2014 AGU Meeting

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 02:17 PM EST

Kelly Redmond, Climatologist with the Desert Research Institute and Co-Principal Investigator for the Southwest Climate Science Center, will be honored for his work at the 2014 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco. Read More >


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NW CSC Announces New Annual Report for FY14

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

The Northwest Climate Science Center is pleased to announce the release of the NW CSC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2014! The Annual Report highlights major accomplishments in each of the five NW CSC core service areas. Read More >


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New Report on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the North Cascades

MON, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

NW CSC Graduate Fellow, Ronda Strauch, is an author on a new paper that finds that as watersheds in the North Cascades become increasingly dominated by rain rather than snow, fall and winter floods will cause more damage to roads in the region. Read More >


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Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit

MON, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, 10:38 AM EST

On October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit. Read More >