Pacific Region Map

The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC) was established by the Department of the Interior on October 7, 2011, as a consortium hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and the University of Guam. The mission of the PI-CASC is to provide natural resource managers and cultural stewards in federal, state, and local agencies access to the best science available on climate change and other landscape-scale stressors that are impacting the nation's natural and cultural resources. By integrating with local networks, researchers work with managers to create actionable science designed to support sustainability and climate adaptation for communities across the Pacific Islands.


Image of seaside landscape in Guam from mountains to cove

PI-CASC is offering a new Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for students to gain valuable research experience, improve their skills in climate science, and expand their knowledge of environmental issues in Hawai‘i and Guam. Read more details at this webpage or download this Word document.

Image of tropical island with underwater coral

Explore the geographic and thematic diversity of our Center projects in our new Story Map! Learn more about the climate change impacts facing the Pacific Islands region, the stakeholder-driven climate science funded by our center, and our efforts to work with under-represented communities threatened by the changing climate.

Vegetation map figure from PI-CSC project

Explore and utilize a wide range of Data Products generated from our projects and available for public use.

Image of dry landscape with dry, dead trees; photo credit E. Parsons

Examine the results of two ecodrought workshops focusing on the unique styles and impacts of drought in the Hawaiian Islands and across the US-Affliliated Pacific Islands.

Images of PI-CASC infographic and National CASC infographic

For a quick overview of our center and the whole network, read these 2-pager summaries for PI-CASC and the National CASC network

Two images from Voice of the Sea episodes

Watch two half-hour videos about projects from PI-CASC in these Voice of the Sea episodes: Climate from the Mountains to the Past and Adapting Culture to Climate Change


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UH Manoa logo UH Hilo logo Univerisity of Guam logo Dept of Interio logo DOI logo
National CASC Summary PI-CASC Summary Image from Voice of the Sea episode: Climate from the mountains to the past Image from Voice of the Sea episode: Adapting culture to climate change