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CSC Western Regional Workshop

Detailed Description

To help develop the structure of the NCCWSC and partnership mechanisms needed to
link climate science and national resource management in the United States, and to
provide impetus to the establishment of the NCCWSC, the USGS is convening a series of
regional workshops that build on the outcomes of a 2008 national workshop, bringing
together a broad range of stakeholders (federal and state agencies, academic institutions,
and NGOs).

The first regional meeting, Eastern Regional, was held on May 6–7, 2009 at Patuxent
National Wildlife Refuge. A Western Regional Meeting was convened in Seattle on June
4–5, 2009. The Western Regional Meeting began with plenary presentations about the
NCCWSC and related climate activities of the USGS. Following the plenary session,
participants split into three groups—Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Alaska—to
develop input on the priorities and structure of the NCCWSC and the Regional Climate

Science Hubs. They were also asked to scope out potential Regional Climate Science
Hubs, considering existing partnerships that could become part of a regional hub and
possible hub locations. Following the break out sessions, the participants regrouped and
shared a summary of the discussions of each group.


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