The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering Website recently featured the Northeast Climate Science Center's current initiatives and successes to date.
The article begins:
"The new campus-based Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC), part of a federal network of eight such Climate Science Centers, is hard at work meeting the considerable challenges of climate change in our region. The NE CSC, in operation for less than a year after being created witha $7.5-million federal grant from the Department of Interior, has selected its first director, Mary Ratnaswamy, is developing a sweeping Strategic Science Agenda to determine the research goals and priorities of the NE CSC, and is already deeply involved in critical research projects. The NE CSC mission is to “provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change in the Northeast region...”