Climate Change - Scientific Research and Data Integration

Management decisions made in response to climate change must be based on the best science and must be coordinated on a landscape scale. At the U.S. Department of the Interior, we are taking the lead in producing climate impact projections that are downscaled to the ecosystem level and in synthesizing climate data produced by different partners across these landscapes. We are working together with federal, state, tribal and nonprofit partners to integrate existing science and climate change impact databases across these landscapes. We are also working with our federal, state, university and other science partners to identify data gaps, which must be filled to provide resource managers the information necessary to make good decisions in response to climate change.