Climate Adaptation Science Centers—Annual Report for 2018

Open-File Report 2019-1041



2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center! With the passage of the fiscal year 2018 budget on March 23, 2018, our program name was changed from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center to the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC). The eight regional Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers were renamed Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The name changes more clearly align the national and regional centers and emphasize their focus on meeting natural resource adaptation needs. Although the program has a new name, our mission has not changed. We are still hard at work delivering science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate.

During the past 10 years, the NCASC and the eight regional CASCs funded over 425 science projects and built a network of research partners, resource management stakeholders, interdisciplinary staff, fellows, and early career researchers. In celebration of our work and accomplishments over the last 10 years, the NCASC began a monthly web post series on “10 Things You May Not Know” about topics our science has focused on, including drought, glaciers, and wildfire.

Additionally, CASCs that had completed their initial hosting agreement with the USGS underwent a formal review and recompetition process. New hosting agreements were awarded to the Southwest and North Central CASCs in 2018. Read the 2018 annual report to learn more about the CASCs' great science, partnerships, capacity building, and more from 2018.

Suggested Citation

Varela Minder, E., 2019, Climate Adaptation Science Centers—Annual report for 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1041, 14 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Science Publications
  • Science You Can Use
  • Capacity Building
  • Tribes and Indigenous Communities
  • Partnerships
  • Researcher and Center Achievements and Awards
  • Beyond the Science

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Climate adaptation Science Centers—Annual report for 2018
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2019-1041
DOI 10.3133/ofr20191041
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Description 14 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N