North Central CSC News

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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 >

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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 >


NC CSC Consortium Member Receives $45 million Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SUN, JULY 20, 2014, 08:53 PM EST

NC CSC Consortium member Ric Hauer, at the University of Montana, has received a $45 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The five-year research award is the largest in the history of the University of Montana. Read More >

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Upcoming Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling (STSM) Conference

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

This event, held on September 16-18, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO, will include an optional one-day training session on the use of the ST-Sim software, followed by two days of talks by scientists and managers from across North America. Read More >

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Upcoming Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

This course will be offered by the USFWS National Conservation Training Center Sept 30–Oct 2, 2014 in Lacrosse WI. The course is based on the 2011 publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon - A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment". Read More >

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NC CSC Welcomes Two New CSU Employees

TUE, MAY 20, 2014, 11:39 AM EST

The NC CSC welcomed two new CSU employees in January and February 2014. Jill Lackett will be serving as the new University Program Manager and Stacy Lynn will be serving as the new Research and Engagement Coordinator. Read More >

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Upcoming National Climate Assessment Webinars Highlight North Central Region

WED, MAY 14, 2014, 09:35 AM EST

Several free webinars will be held this month on the Third National Climate Assessment. The webinars will be divided by region and will be hosted by the Assessment's authors. Upcoming webinars for the North Central region will be held on May 21 and 27! Read More >

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Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 09:23 AM EST

The Third National Climate Assessment provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S. The North Central Climate Science Center was pleased to support some of the work for the Great Plains chapter and technical report for the NCA. Read More >

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NC CSC & NCTC Offer Regional Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training

MON, MAY 5, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

The North Central Climate Science Center recently partnered with the National Conservation Training Center to provide a regional offering of the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment training in Jackson, WY, April 22-24, 2014. Read More >


Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the North Central CSC

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >

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NC CSC Participates in National Integrated Drought Information System Missouri Basin Project Kickoff

FRI, FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 09:42 AM EST

Jeff Morisette, Director, and Shannon McNeeley, Postdoctoral Fellow, of the North Central Climate Science Center will attend the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Missouri Basin Project Kickoff Meeting. Read More >

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Upcoming Training Course on Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails

MON, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

VisTrails is a workflow system designed to integrate the best of both scientific workflow and scientific visualization systems. Training for the Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails will be held in March and September of 2014 and 2015. Read More >


North Central CSC Welcomes Announcement of USDA Climate Hubs

MON, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

The NC CSC is pleased to see the announcement of the USDA Climate Hubs. The NC CSC is excited about the additional attention and resources the USDA hubs will bring to the arena of climate science and land management. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the North Central Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the North Central CSC is awarding just over $1 million to universities and other partners for research to guide resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >


The North Central Climate Science Center Welcomes Brian Miller to its Staff!

MON, OCTOBER 28, 2013, 01:12 PM EST

Starting in the fall of 2013, Colorado State University hired Dr. Brian Miller to work with the NC CSC to make climate science more relevant to resource managers by developing tools for climate change scenario planning. Read More >

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NASA Supercomputer Provides High-Resolution Climate Datasets

TUE, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

Recently released datasets and images from a team of scientists from NASA, the Climate Analytics Group, and California State University, can be used in regional analyses of climate change by the DOI Climate Science Centers. Read More >

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Dennis Ojima Awarded 'Champion of Nature and the Environment' Medal by Mongolian Ministry

TUE, JULY 23, 2013, 01:24 PM EST

Colorado State University professor and University Director for the North Central Climate Science Center Dennis Ojima has been awarded Mongolia’s “Champion of Nature and The Environment” medal, one of the highest honors given by the Mongolian Ministry. Read More >


Amy Birtwistle Receives NASA DEVELOP Excellence Award

TUE, JUNE 25, 2013, 08:59 AM EST

Congratulations to intern Amy Birtwistle for her award as “DEVELOPer of the Term” for spring 2013. Read More >


Official launch of the Early Career Climate Forum

TUE, JUNE 11, 2013, 02:24 PM EST

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a network of early career climate science researchers and professionals dedicated to improving research and practice through collaboration and communication. Read More >


NC CSC Releases 2012 Annual Report

WED, MAY 8, 2013, 03:22 PM EST

The North Central Climate Science Center recently released its Annual Report for 2012, which highlights program work and accomplishments for the year. Read More >

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Interior Appoints New Climate Change Advisory Committee

WED, MAY 8, 2013, 01:47 PM EST

The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will advise the Secretary of the Interior about the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers. Read More >


NASA DEVELOP Spring Project Results now Available!

WED, APRIL 10, 2013, 11:44 AM EST

The NASA DEVELOP central U.S. node, hosted at the North Central CSC recently completed their spring semester projects. Project results and videos are now available! Read More >


First Images Released From Newest Earth Observation Satellite Capture Fire Scar in NC CSC Domain

THU, MARCH 21, 2013, 03:43 PM EST

The USGS announced the first look image, from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, which captures both the host institution of the NC CSC, Colorado State University, as well as the Galena fire scar just west of CSU. Read More >

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"Clearing Out the Haze on Climate Change" - NC CSC News Feature

TUE, FEBRUARY 26, 2013, 02:07 PM EST

The North Colorado Business Report recently featured the North Central Climate Science Center and its science initiatives. Read More >

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Upcoming Q&A, Information Session about NC CSC Research Funding Opportunity

MON, JANUARY 14, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

The NC CSC will host two Question and Answer sessions pertaining to the recently released Research Funding Opportunity. Read More >


Climate Science Centers Announce 2013/2014 Research Funding Opportunity

WED, JANUARY 9, 2013, 03:32 PM EST

Funding opportunities are now available from the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs). Statements of Interest are due February 1, 2013. Read More >


Fort Collins Science Center Implements Visualization Wall (VizWall)

THU, JANUARY 3, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center, in conjunction with the NC CSC, recently developed and implemented a Visualization Wall. Read More >

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NC CSC Publishes Five Year Science Agenda

WED, JANUARY 2, 2013, 03:53 PM EST

The North Central Climate Science Center's Five Year Science Agenda for 2012-2017 is now published and available. Read More >


Dr. Shannon McNeeley to bring interdisciplinary approach to climate adaptation work at the NC CSC

MON, DECEMBER 10, 2012, 02:24 PM EST

In October 2012, Colorado State University hired Dr. Shannon McNeeley to work with the North Central Climate science center to bring an interdisciplinary approach to climate adaptation research. Read More >