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Climate Science Centers Announce 2013/2014 Research Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are seeking proposals for FY 2013 and/or FY 2014 (as appropriate). Proposals are invited for projects that support CSC science priorities. Eligible applicants are principal investigators from the USGS and university consortium partners of CSCs. Other interested parties (federal, tribal, state, and others) are encouraged to collaborate with eligible applicants. Statements of Interest for this funding opportunity are due by February 1, 2013.

Fort Collins Science Center Implements Visualization Wall (VizWall)

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center, in conjunction with the North Central CSC, recently developed and implemented a Visualization Wall (VizWall) to support interactive exploration of model inputs and outputs and to display large or numerous GIS datasets, photos, or other data products.


To learn more about the VizWall, please click here.

NC CSC Publishes Five Year Science Agenda

The North Central Climate Science Center's Five Year Science Agenda for 2012-2017 is now published and available.

Communication is Key: Fostering Growth for the Next Generation

A science expert in climate science, eco-system management and social-ecological issues, Dennis Ojima has a long list of awards, positions, and programs to solidify his striking ecological-duel-scientist title. Yet, in juxtaposition of the numbers and models, he also has a seemingly unique focus in leadership—providing a strong connection between today’s science, and tomorrow’s leadership.

Dr. Geneva Chong to help coordinate research activities for the North Central Climate Science Center

In October 2012, the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) hired Geneva Chong, of the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. She will dedicate half of her time to help the NC CSC better coordinate the Center's growing regional climate science effort, which includes a large University Consortium.

Ribbon Cutting Kicked off Climate Science Center

The North Central Climate Science Center (NCCSC) is underway, with a Ribbon Cutting kicking off the new space at Colorado State University earlier this moth, followed by an all-university consortium collaboration work-shop. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes addressed the importance of natural resource conservation and climate research. U.S.

North Central Climate Science Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting For New CSU Research Facility

Climate change has become one of the most important and contentiously debated global issues facing society today, and the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is hosting a ribbon-cutting event and reception to mark the construction and launch of its new facility at Colorado State University’s Natural and Environmental Sciences Building from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2. As a hub of climate science research and innovation, CSU was selected as the base for one of eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers established across the nation.

North Central CSC 2012 Strategic Planning Workshop Report

On April 30‐May 2, Montana State University hosted the North Central Climate Science Center’s (NC CSC) strategic planning meeting.  The meeting brought together for the first time the North Central University Consortium (NCUC), members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), USGS centers within the NC CSC domain, other select and relevant federal research groups, and NC CSC staff.  Details and outputs from this workshop can be found in the attached report. 


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