Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Pacific Islands CASC

Pacific Islands CASC scientists are working to understand how sea level rise, runoff, and erosion may impact Hawai'i's National Parks, how freshwater flow through Hawaiian forests may change in the future, the effects of drought on soil moisture and water resources in the region, and much more.

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Map of the Pacific Islands CASC showing consortium members

Map of the Pacific Islands CASC region and consortium members. Click to enlarge.


  • University of Hawai'i, Mānoa (Host)
  • University of Hawai'i at Hilo
  • University of Guam

Key Documents & Reports


Learn more on the Pacific Islands CASC consortium-led website


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Mari-Vaughn Johnson, Ph.D.

Center Director
Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center
Phone: 808-208-3142

Darren Lerner, Ph.D.

University Director, Pacific Islands CASC
University of Hawai'i Mānoa
Phone: 808-956-7031