The NECASC Project Early Career Climate Communications and Networking has released its Final Report. The purpose of this project, led by NE CASC Affiliated Investigator Ezra Markowitz and Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger, was to support the development of a national early career communication platform to facilitate and increase information sharing and networking across the CASCs and consortium institutions.
The Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) and consortium institutions are working to support and build a network of early career professionals across the U.S. interested in the climate sciences and climate adaptation. The purpose of this project was to support the development of a national early career communication platform to facilitate and increase information sharing and networking across the CASCs and consortium institutions. This was accomplished by working with the Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF), a CASC-supported 2 science network dedicated to improving research practice through communication and collaboration.
Project goals included the redesign and expansion of a pilot website that was originally developed by early career scientists in attendance of the 2012 Northwest Climate Bootcamp as well as adding services such as a regular blog, email list-serve, database of members, and training modules for CASC retreats and bootcamps, all directed towards the advancement of early career scientists in the field of climate change science and adaptation.