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Our Mission

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is part of a network of nine Climate Adaptation Science Centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center. We work with natural and cultural resource managers to gather the scientific information and build the tools needed to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to the impacts of climate change.

NE CASC Academic Consortium

NE CASC Consortium

The NE CASC is hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and includes academic consortium institutions throughout the region. The Academic Consortium works closely with USGS partners to provide deep and diverse resources for successfully meeting the regional needs for climate impact science assessment, education and stakeholder outreach throughout the region. 

***Please note that the geographical footprint of the Northeast region has been revised to reflect funding and establishment of a Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC).

  • The revised NE CASC region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.
  • The footprint of the MW CASC encompasses Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri. 

Improving the way climate science informs resource management

Meeting diverse regional climate change challenges requires a scientific team with several key characteristics: 

  • Broad geographic scope and extensive expertise to address the wide diversity of threats to natural and human communities.
  • Fundamental and structural commitment to interdisciplinary science that is able to evaluate complex interactions between earth and climate systems, natural communities and ecosystems, natural and cultural resources management, and human infrastructure.
  • Climate science programs with expertise in climate system processes, climatic variability and global change issues, including their causes and consequences.
  • Close relationships with Department of Interior, state, and other resource management agencies as well as USGS and other federal science programs.


Our Partnerships

NE CASC scientists employ deep and diverse partnerships to co-develop science questions and scalable adaptation strategies. 

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