Climate Adaptation Science Centers

CASC Hosting Opportunities

There are currently no open hosting opportunities for the CASCs. 

Approximately every five years, the Climate Adaptation Science Center host institution positions are recompeted and new agreements are developed that guide many of the operations and research projects of the CASC. CASC hosts are expected to provide expertise and experience to achieve the CASC mission of identifying climate change impacts to and effective adaptation strategies for land; water; fish and wildlife; nearshore, coastal and cultural heritage resources; and the ecosystem services upon which human communities depend. Host Institutions are eligible for projects and project funding as a component of the hosting agreement.


Map of the United States with dates for each of the CASC recompetition

CASC Recompetition Timeline Map 2016-2018

Past CASC Hosting Opportunities


A formal review of each CASC was conducted on a similar timeline. Learn more about the CASC reviews >>

Q&A Webinars: Informational webinars are conducted by the National CASC to accommodate inquiries about this program and the hosting proposal review, evaluation, and selection process. There are currently no webinars scheduled. Please reference the CASC Recompetition FAQs for information from past webinars or contact with questions.


Recompetition Materials

Find below documents, presentations, and other materials related to the recompetition of cooperative agreements between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the institutions that host the CASCs. This page is intended to ensure full access by all parties to relevant information on planning and process for the competition and award process itself, as well as on relevant forward-looking strategic discussions that occur with respect to individual CASCs and the network as a whole. 

In 2018, the name of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center was changed to the National Climate Adaptation Science Centers. Similarly, the names of the eight regional Climate Science Centers were changed to the Climate Adaptation Science Centers. You will still see our old names in some of the reports below. New documents developed in 2018 and beyond will use our new name.

Review, Recompetition, and Award Related Documents