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DOI Climate Science Centers Doug Beard, Interim Director National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center CSC Webinars May 26 th and 27th, 2010 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Consultation and Development

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doi climate science centers

DOI Climate Science Centers

Doug Beard, Interim Director

National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center

CSC Webinars

May 26th and 27th, 2010

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey

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Consultation and Development

Convened and assisted by: Wildlife Society (Mike Hutchins), Ecological Society of America (Cliif Duke), Meridian Institute (Tim Mealey)

December 2008 – National Workshop

May 2009 – (Eastern region) Laurel, MD

June 2009 – (Western region) Seattle, WA

June 2009 – (Central region) Denver, CO

July 2009 – Meeting with national partners

Reports available at www.nccw.usgs.gov

(includes TWS-ESA final report)

secretarial order 3289
Secretarial Order 3289

Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change on America\'s Water, Land, and Other Natural and Cultural Resources (9/14/09)

… the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been developing regional science centers … currently known as "regional hubs“ of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center…

The Climate Change & Energy Response Council will work with USGS and other Department bureaus to rename these regional science centers as Regional Climate Science Centers and broaden their mandate …

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NCCWSC Science-Management Interface

National Office

USGS NCCWSC

Coordination, Oversight, Standards, Communication, Partnerships

Downscaled Global

Climate Models and

Derivative Products

Ecosystem Response

&

Forecasting

Regional Habitat &

Population Response

Regional Climate Science Hubs

Science-based

Partnerships

PARTNERS

Resource Management-based

Forecasting

Habitat & Species

Response

Food

Habitat

Recruitment

Adaptive Management & Monitoring

Site Specific Species or Populations Response

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Climate Adaptation Structures

External

Advisory

Board

DOI Climate Council

Cultural

Water

Cooperators: Science and Resource Management

Stakeholder Advisory Councils

USGS Science Staff

DOI Regional Climate Science Centers

Other Mission Endpoints

Native People

USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

National Office

  • Science Partnerships
  • Federal, State, University, other
  • National Phenology Network, others
  • Resource Partnerships
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
  • others
  • USGS Capabilities
  • - Climate Effects Network
  • Science Centers and CRUs
  • Programs
nccwsc doi csc national regional organization
NCCWSC/ DOI - CSC National & Regional Organization

Alaska

North central

Northwest

Northeast

National Office

Southwest

Southeast

Pacific Islands

South-central

“Fuzzy Boundaries”

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DOI Regional CSCs -- DRAFT Selection Criteria

  • Current climate change program
  • Existing Linkages with Department
  • of the Interior (DOI) bureaus
  • Existing linkages with potential Center partners
  • Organization capabilities and contributions
  • Regional climate change science needs and adaptation partner availability

Cooperators: Science and Resource Management

DOI Science Staff

DOI Regional Climate Science Centers

projected timeline for doi regional cscs
Projected Timeline for DOI Regional CSCs

Cooperators: Science and Resource Management

DOI Science Staff

DOI Regional Climate Science Centers

  • Competitive Announcement Wednesday, May 5th, 2010.
  • Have a series of four, 2 hour webinars May 26th-27th.
  • Proposals due Friday, June 18th, 5 pm EDT
  • Technical Review Panel, meets the week of July 12th.
  • Technical Review Panel does any site visits the week of July 19th and July 26th.
  • Award announcement August 9th.
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USGS NCCWSC Component of DOI Regional CSCs

  • Initial / Core Staffing (USGS NCCWSC) – Director/Coordinator, Ecologists, Modelers, Climate Scientists, Population Biologists, etc.

Cooperators: Science and Resource Management

DOI Science Staff

DOI Regional Climate Science Centers

  • Annual Projected DOI/USGS funding ~$4 million
    • ~$1.5 M = DOI staff and operations (space/facilities, etc.)
    • Remainder = science funding through university, USGS, other partners
    • Partnerships – in-kind and monetary multipliers
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DOI Climate Science Centers
  • CSCs will deliver basic climate change impact science.
  • CSCs will prioritize fundamental science, data and decision-support activities.
  • CSCs will partner with and help facilitate the coordination of fundamental climate science capabilities across their regions of responsibility.
  • CSCs will synthesize, integrate, and communicate existing climate change impact data.
  • CSCs will partner with resource managers at pertinent LCCs to assist development of science-based adaptation strategies.
doi climate science centers a new paradigm
DOI Climate Science CentersA New Paradigm
  • Linking Physical, Biological, and Social Science
  • Scenario/Forecasts of Future Possibilities
  • Link Research, Modeling, Synthesis, and Monitoring in a Landscape/System Perspective
  • Science Collaboration/Resource Management Collaboration
  • Stakeholders set priorities/Provide Review & Feedback
  • Share Data and Information
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