The Northeast Climate Science Center's first two Stakeholder Outreach and Science Planning meetings were recently held in January 2013. Both meetings attracted a broad and diverse array of more than 150 natural resource management stakeholders from federal institutions such as US Fish & Wildlife, US EPA, and NOAA to municipal leaders, non-governmental organizations, and tribal representatives. The meetings were structured around paired presentations from both Consortium scientists and representative stakeholders according to our seven science themes, all related to climate change adaptation through natural resource management. All participants provided comments on specific science needs essential to their organization in planning for climate change. The NE CSC is incorporating this valuable feedback into the 5-year Strategic Science Agenda, which will guide the future science directions of the Center.
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Presentations and full summaries of both meetings from our facilitators at the Keystone Center have been posted on the NE CSC university website. Please take a look! http://necsc.umass.edu/workshops