The Department of the Interior (DOI) Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) provides scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales. 

Science products developed at the SE CSC provide models of potential future climate impacts, assessments of likely impacts, and tools that can be used to inform the conservation management decisions of partners, including state and local governments, NGOs, and federal partners like the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). (To learn more about the collaborative effort of the SE CSC and the LCCs, please see the SE CSC & LCC Fact Sheet.)

NC State LogoThe Southeast CSC is hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU). NCSU serves as the central location and administrative center for the SE CSC. NCSU also provides up-to-date information about SE CSC projects and programs on its Global Change Forum website.
In addition to the host institution, the SE CSC also engages with several important partner institutions. These institutions provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology. SE CSC collaborations are focused on common science priorities, addressing priority partner needs, minimizing redundancies in science, sharing scientific findings, and expanding understanding of climate change impacts in the Southeast.

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For more information about the Southeast Climate Science Center, please see the SE CSC Fact Sheet or the Science and Operational Plan. Information can also be found in the SE CSC FY 2014 Annual Report.

The SE CSC was created by Secretarial Order 3289 and was established at NCSU in 2010. The SE CSC is one of eight Climate Science Centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). The NCCWSC and USGS support the Southeast Climate Science Center in producing partner-driven science and management tools.