Science at the Southwest CSC

Draft Science Agenda

NEW! 2015 Science Workplan

2013 Workplan

The Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC) is focused on developing and communicating essential scientific knowledge and tools to benefit the region's managers of land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. Although the SW CSC is primarily concerned with the southwestern United States, it also collaborates with other CSCs across the nation to develop national capabilities and address regional challenges in an integrated fashion.

The research direction taken by the SW CSC is guided by a Strategic Science Agenda. Within this agenda, the SW CSC has identified five research themes that encompass both basic and user-driven research to produce the knowledge and tools needed to address the information needs of the Southwest:

  • Climate science and forcasting
  • Hydroclimate and water availability
  • Ecological responses and vulnerabilities
  • Designing monitoring strategies
  • Establishing best information exchange practices

projects button SW CSC Projects