Apr 16 2018

Our name has changed but our mission is the same

In the fiscal year 2018 budget, the name of the Climate Science Centers (CSCs) was changed to the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The name of the USGS National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC), which manages the eight regional centers, also has a new name - the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC).

These changes were officially implemented with the passage of the budget on March 23, 2018. Functionally, the mission of our network hasn’t changed, but these changes more clearly align the national and regional centers and emphasize their focus on natural resource adaptation needs.