Interior Department Invites Proposals For Climate Science Centers

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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has invited proposals on grants.gov to host DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in the Northeast, South Central and Pacific regions. These CSCs are the last three in a network of eight existing or planned centers around the nation that will serve as regional hubs of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center.

The CSCs will provide managers of natural, cultural and historic resources with the information and tools they need to plan for the challenges posed by climate change and other landscape-scale stressors. The DOI has established centers in the Northwest, Alaska and Southeast, and has announced plans for CSCs in the North Central and Southwest regions in partnership with universities.

Each of the five existing or planned CSCs is a cooperative endeavor between the DOI and one or several universities acting as a consortium. Once fully instituted, the CSCs will form a network with the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center to access the best science available to help managers in the DOI, states, other federal agencies, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of the Interior

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