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New Name, Same Mission

Our name has changed, but our mission remains the same. In the fiscal year 2018 federal 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 the name changes more clearly align the national and regional centers and emphasize our focus on natural resource adaptation needs.

We are actively working to make the necessary changes across our website and other online platforms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this transition. 

: Bernd Thaller