South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
The South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is one of eight regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) managed by the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center. The mission of the Centers and National CASC is to "deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate." CASCs provide the tools that managers need to develop and implement strategies that address the impacts of climate change on natural and cultural resources.
The South Central CASC is hosted by the University of Oklahoma, and collaborates with USGS scientists, resource management agencies, and a consortium of academic and member institutions from across the region, including:
- Texas Tech University
- Louisiana State University
- The Chickasaw Nation
- The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma State University
- NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
The South Central CASC region includes the states of Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Projects to date are shared on a Story Map and are categorized by a focus on: Drought Monitoring and Response, Ecology and Wildlife, Water Resources, Climate Data for Decision Making, and Resilience in Indian Country.
Phone: (405) 325-1272
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- National Climate Adaptation Science Center
- University of Oklahoma