NE CSC Regional Science Meeting 2017

Since the inception of the NE CSC in 2012, our stakeholder partners have been guiding our science directions and priorities so that together we can improve the way our climate science informs decisions and actions in adapting to a changing climate. For our Regional Science Meeting, we will gather our scientists and partners to reflect on our collaborative work to incorporate climate science in the management of natural and cultural resources in the Northeast and Midwest and determine future directions and needs for our region.  We hope you will join us! ​

REGISTER HERE.   There is no registration fee, but space is limited.  A discounted room block at the UMass Hotel is available until APRIL 21.  Travel information, including accommodations and the room block, can be found on the registration page.  For more information about the meeting in general, including a draft agenda, scroll down.





Northeast Climate Science Center's Regional Science Meeting

Incorporating Climate Science in the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Midwest and Northeast


May 15-17, 2017

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Goals of the Regional Meeting:

  • To share NE CSC research and discuss emerging themes for future work.
  • To provide a forum for and build collaborations among resource management professionals applying climate-related information and researchers who are currently engaged in climate-related projects to discuss inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research topics.
  • To identify opportunities and improve directions in actionable science, science communication, and advancing adaptation plans for resource professionals.


Specific Outcomes and Output:

  • An understanding of the science produced by the NE CSC and applications in natural resource management through presentations, breakout focused discussions, panel discussions, and displays of tools and projects.
  • Identification of adaptation strategies that are being applied or incorporated into management action plans.
  • Discussion of next steps in research and the application of climate science.
  • Refinement of the metrics used to gauge success in producing actionable science and climate adaptation.
  • Prioritization of emerging actionable science projects, outreach, and collaborations.
  • Broadening the NE CSC network; increase engagement between stakeholder-scientist partnerships in the NE CSC community.
  • Development of a project storyboard that includes the problem, situation, tools used, examples of decisions made and actions implemented, lessons learned, etc.



  NE CSC Project Review

  NE CSC Graduate Fellows, Post-docs and PIs share project outcomes through posters and other products

 Presentations and Discussions on Actionable Science

  THEMES Related to Climate Science, Impacts, and Actionable Science:

  • Conservation Across Landscapes: Aquatic Connectivity and Terrestrial Landscape Conservation Design
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Forest Management and Adaptation
  • Coastal Resilience: Great Lakes and Atlantic Coasts
  • Floodplains and Wetlands
  • Climate Science Informing Management

  Partners Project Showcase

  LCCs and partners display projects through posters, slideshows, or other products

 Breakout Sessions and Tools Demonstration

  Communicating Results

  Meeting the Needs of Resource Managers

  Building Case Studies on the Use of Tools and Decisions

  Next Steps: Co-producing and Co-developing Actionable Science

  NE CSC Fellows Showcase

   Students and early career scientists’display posters, mingle with partners and researchers


     State of the Science: Presenting the Latest On-the-Ground Knowledge

     Tribal Adaptation to Climate Change

     Networking, Strengthen Partnerships and Build Collaboration!