Climate Science & Hubs

Climate Science Centers and Climate Hubs

GCPO's Climate Science Center partners 

Under Secretarial Order No. 3289, the USGS established eight regional Climate Science Centers. The eight DOI Climate Science Centers form a national network, and are coordinated by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, located at the headquarters of Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. CSCs and LCCs have been created under Interior's strategy to address the impacts of climate change on America’s waters, land, and other natural and cultural resources.

Together, Interior's CSCs and LCCs will assess the impacts of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors that typically extend beyond the borders of any single national wildlife refuge, national park or Bureau of Land Management unit and will identify strategies to ensure that resources across landscapes are resilient in the face of climate change.  This includes assessing climate change impacts on both natural and cultural resources and the development of adaptive management and other decision support tools for managers.

NOAA Regional Climate Partnerships provide integrated science, climate data and information products, and partnership building efforts to local, state, tribal, and federal entities seeking to manage climate- and weather-related risks.  NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change, while Regional Climate Service Directors help link people to expertise and data.

The USDA Climate Hubs were established in February of 2014 to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information and program support to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and resource managers to support climate-informed decision-making in light of the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with a changing climate.

Three CSCs overlap in their area of interest with the GCPO LCC geography

NOAA's Climate Partnerships in the Southeast

The USDA's Regional Climate Hubs in the Southeast