As of September 23, 2010, the U.S. Geologic Survey has announced the hosts of three of its eight regional climate change science centers. North Carolina State University was recently selected to host the southeast regional center, while the consortium of Oregon State University, University of Washington, and the University of Idaho will host the northwest center. The University of Alaska-Fairbanks was awarded the Alaska center earlier this month.
According to the USGS:
"Once fully instituted, the Climate Science Centers will be a “seamless network” to access the best science available to help managers in the Interior Department, states, other federal agencies, and the private and nonprofit sectors. The science agenda of each CSC will be identified through a partnership steering committee that includes Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and other federal, state, and local partners to ensure that the CSC’s work is meeting the priority needs of resource managers in each region."