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.

Come join the next Pacific RISCC webinar

The Pacific RISCC webinar series When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect is having its next event, titled “The Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange: What co-production can look like” on May 6, 2021. Find out more details and register today.

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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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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- Guam, Hawaiian Islands, USAPI

PI-CASC researcher’s flooding forecasts in the news

PI-CASC researcher Phil Thompson is in the news with a new study that suggests coastal flooding hazards may increase in the 2030's as sea-level rise combines with a wobble in the moon's orbit ...
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- Hawaiian Islands

Examining interwoven ecosystems, from mountains to oceans, in unique collaboration

PI-CASC Federal Director Mari-Vaughn Johnson joins with AK CASC Federal Director Stephen Gray to present a webinar in July about progress on the exciting new PI-AK Collaboration ...
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- Guam

Working towards sustainable island futures

PI-CASC Guam has been collaborating on a survey to better understand how to achieve a sustainable future for Guam ...
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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.