National CASC Student & Early Career Training

National Climate Adaptation Science Centers Student and Early Career Training

Cultivating the Production of Actionable Science for the Sustainable Management of Natural and Cultural Resources


November 2-3, 2016

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Goals of the Training

A 2-day training focused on the Department of Interior’s Climate Science Centers-funded students, post-docs and early career scientists and professionals in order to: 

  • Encourage broadly relevant skills related to climate science and the co-production of science; 
  • Showcase research and tools that have been funded by USGS through the CASC network since the onset of the program five years ago; and 
  • Provide opportunities for early career scientists to network with and learn from each other, other scientists and stakeholders, as well as contribute ideas toward future directions of the CASC enterprise.


Specific Outcomes 

At the end of the 2-day training, CASC students and early career professionals will have:

  • Broadened their understanding of the impacts of climate change on natural and cultural resources from a diversity of angles
  • Have a better idea of how to identify stakeholders and develop research projects that directly answer natural resource management questions
  • Learned how to develop useful climate adaptation tools as research products
  • Improved their ability to communicate climate research results to a wide range of audiences
  • Strengthened the community of CASC researchers and increase collaborations among the CASC students


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