NE CASC Strategic Science Agenda

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Strategic Science Agenda defines the context for climate impacts in the NE CASC region, describes the anticipated role and interactions of the NE CASC among its partners and stakeholders during the first five years (2013-2018) of our tenure, and establishes the seven science priorities (listed below) that the NE CASC will address through consortium and competitively funded research activities, as well as collaborations with regional partners.

The NE CASC greatly appreciates the input and contributions of the Consortium, our Advisory Committee, partners and stakeholders over the past year in helping us develop this visionary document.  The NE CASC is confident this document will serve as a catalyst for future conversations with the climate and adaptation community in the region to advance common goals.

A white paper outlining the process behind the development of the Science Agenda and other supporting materials can be provided on request.


NE CASC Science Themes

Science Theme 1:  Climate projections and assessments

Science Theme 2:  Climate impacts on land-use and land-cover

Science Theme 3:  Climate impacts on freshwater resources and ecosystems

Science Theme 4:  Climate impacts on Atlantic and Great Lakes coastal and nearshore environments

Science Theme 5:  Ecological vulnerability and species response to climate variability and change

Science Theme 6:  Impacts of climate variability and change on cultural resources

Science Theme 7:  Decision frameworks for evaluating risk and managing natural resources under climate change

Climate Projections

Freshwater Ecosystems

Species and Ecosystems

Land Use 

 Cultural Resources

Natural Resources Managment

Coastal Environments

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