North Central CSC 2012 Strategic Planning Workshop Report
On April 30‐May 2, Montana State University hosted the North Central Climate Science Center’s (NC CSC) strategic planning meeting. The meeting brought together for the first time the North Central University Consortium (NCUC), members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), USGS centers within the NC CSC domain, other select and relevant federal research groups, and NC CSC staff. Appendix A provides a complete list of workshop attendees. With this workshop serving as the initial gathering of these groups an implicit, but important, component to the workshop was an introduction to each other and the management needs and research interests of the participants. The specific objective for the workshop was to gather information and input to initiate the five year science agenda and the related implementation plans for the North Central Climate Science Center and allow the NCUC to develop a prospectus for work funded by the NC CSC’s 2012 fiscal year budget.
This report provides an introduction to the NC CSC Strategic Plan and an overview of the four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in the NC CSC domain and the university consortium and USGS Centers in the North Central region.
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