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Established in 2010, the Alaska CASC provides scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Alaska.

Map of the Alaska CASC showing consortium members
Map of the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (Alaska CASC) and consortium members. The Alaska CASC serves the state of Alaska and its consortium includes the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Host), University of Alaska Anchorage, and University of Alaska Southeast.

Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' International Arctic Research Center with a USGS-hosted office in Anchorage, the Alaska CASC works with natural and cultural resource managers, policy makers, Alaska Native Tribes, and researchers across the state to produce actionable, user-informed science. They prioritize making climate models Alaska-relevant and informing communities through research.

To facilitate communication and collaboration with Alaska Native Tribes, the Alaska CASC is joined by several Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons


Consortium members:

  • University of Alaska - Fairbanks (Host)
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • University of Alaska - Southeast


Science priorities include:

  • Creating high-resolution climate models to help forecast species and ecosystem responses to climate change at different scales.
  • Integrating physical climate models with ecological, habitat, and population response models.
  • Developing methods to assess the vulnerability of species, habitats, and human communities to climate change.
  • Developing standardized approaches to modeling, monitoring, data management and decision support.