CLIMATE SCIENCE OF THE PACIFIC

The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC) is a collaborative partnership between the US Geological Survey and a university consortium hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and the University of Guam, designed to support sustainability and climate adaptation in communities across the Pacific Islands.

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to provide natural resource managers and cultural stewards in federal, state, and local arenas access to the best science available on climate change and other stressors impacting the region’s natural and cultural resources. Emphasizing cooperative efforts between researchers and managers, we aim to create actionable science and accessible products to use on real problems.

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PROJECTS

PI-CASC research generates actionable climate science within several key focus areas defined by regional stakeholder needs.

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PRODUCTS

PI-CASC strives to turn research results into usable products, providing resource managers the tools to address climate impacts.

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PROGRAMS

PI-CASC programs focus efforts on topics like co-production, student and regional capacity building, and stakeholder networking.

CLIMATE ADAPTATION

The Pacific Islands region is among the first to experience climate shifts and witness their socio-ecological effects. To adapt, we aim to understand these climate change impacts and identify effective adaptation strategies using cutting-edge research, regular dialogue with stakeholders and community members, and sharing of new and available online resources.

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CLIMATE CHALLENGES

Learn about some of the foremost climate challenges facing the Pacific region across land, sea, and sky.

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2018 STORY MAP

Explore the diversity of our research projects and learn more about our stakeholder-driven climate science.

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CLIMATE RESOURCES

Discover new resources for your climate adaptation needs in this curated selection of online sites and tools.

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OUTREACH

Connect through in-person and virtual workshops, interactive forums, webinars, and more.

LATEST NEWS
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- Hawaiian Islands, Oʻahu

USGS PI-CASC seeking postdoctoral researcher for climate adaptation fellowship

USGS PI-CASC is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral researcher as part of the 2022-2024 Future of Aquatic Flows cohort of the Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellowship program ...
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- Guam

PI-CASC shares educational resources at Guam educators summit

The PI-CASC team at the University of Guam presented on coral reefs and climate change at the 2023 Service Learning, Youth, and Community Preparedness Summit on January 25, 2023 ...
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AND EVENTS
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- Hawaiian Islands, Oʻahu, Virtual

Slice of PI-CASC February 2023 Seminar

Our February "Slice of PI-CASC" seminar will be presented by Dr. Katie Kamelamela and her community partners, who will discuss their work exploring lessons of drought response, as expressed in historical Hawaiian resources ...
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- Virtual

Pacific RISCC January 2023 Webinar – Future climate in Hawaiʻi

The January 2023 Pacific RISCC webinar will discuss efforts to predict the climate future for Hawaiʻi using multiple information sources and methods of projection ...
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TOOLS & RESOURCES
Adapting Culture to Climate Change

Watch this award-winning Voice of the Sea episode highlighting three PI-CASC place-based projects.

Sea Level Forecasts

Visit this online tool to track sea-level anomalies with seasonal predictions across the Pacific.

Coral Resilience Indicator Maps for CNMI

Download and explore maps evaluating facets of coral resilience across four CNMI islands.