Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) is one of eight regional CASCs established under Secretarial Order No. 3289 (as Climate Science Centers originally), which called for an expansion of the scope and geographic reach of the Department of the Interior (DOI)'s climate-science efforts. Each regional center is a federal-university partnership with a host university, a multi-institution consortium of regional partners, and USGS staff and scientists. The national network is managed by the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center. The CASCs provide 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 change at local or regional scales.
A consortium of three universities - Oregon State University, University of Washington and the University of Idaho - lead the Northwest CASC offering support and services to these three states. The consortium provides expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, and advanced information technology.
Phone: (206) 616-7903
- Oregon State University
- University of Idaho
- University of Washington
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- Climate Impacts Group (CIG)