Established in 2012, the Pacific Islands CASC provides regionally-relevant scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Hawai'i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.
The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC, pronounced "pie-cask") is a collaborative partnership between the USGS 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.
The PI-CASC spans the Pacific Basin from the Hawaiian Island archipelago to the US-affiliated islands of the South Pacific (USAPI). The USAPI include the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); the unincorporated territories of American Sāmoa, Guam, and the Pacific Remote Islands (PRI); and the Freely Associated States (FAS): The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau. Their vision is to develop science to support policy and management promoting sustainable, interconnected human and ecological communities and species conservation in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands.
- University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Host)
- University of Hawai'i at Hilo
- University of Guam
Priority Science Themes Include
- Drought in the Pacific Islands
- Coastal Adaptation and Planning
- Forest Conservation in a Changing Climate
- Core Questions for Resource Managers
- Adaptation and Survival in Low Islands and Atolls
Key Documents & Reports
- Five-Year Science Agenda 2018-2022
- Five-Year Science Agenda 2014-2018
- PI CASC Five-year Review Report (June 2018)
- 2020-2021 Annual Report
- 2019-2020 Annual Report
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- Geonarrative: PI CASC Projects