The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) provides funding for research across the region that advances understanding of climate change impacts and variability on fish, wildlife, water, land and people. All of the NW CASC’s science investments are guided by their Science Agenda, which identifies management priorities and goals for our region.
University Consortium-Directed Research Funding
Each year, the NW CASC University Consortium provides funding for graduate students and postdocs to produce science in collaboration with natural resource managers and decision-makers, as well as instruction in the theory and practice of developing decision-relevant science. The NW CASC is currently accepting proposals for our 2021-22 Research Fellowship Program through March 15, 2021.
USGS-Directed Research Funding
NW CASC funding is also available periodically through the USGS to support research projects across the region. As part of the Climate Adaptation Science Center Network’s Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity, the NW CASC is currently seeking proposals for Northwest climate adaptation research through March 19, 2021.
Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, panels, demonstrations, and exhibits related to Extension energy should be submitted to the energy track. Abstracts related to sustainability should be submitted to the sustainability track.
Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract submission site through Monday May 3, 2021, for full consideration.
One of the ideas behind this course taught by C.S. Giscombe is that poetry and essays (life-writing, creative nonfiction, “essaying,” etc.) have similar aims or field-marks—both are literary vehicles of exploration and documentation, both value experimental approaches, and both traffic with versions of the incomplete. Another idea is that various wide particulars make up each of us—social class, race, ability, gender, place of birth, etc. These particulars endow us with privileges, deficits, blindnesses, insights, and the like. Prompts in this course will encourage students to document these and explore how they qualify us (and how or if they obligate us) to “speak” from various positions. The purpose of writing in this course is to engage public language on the one hand and personal (meaning specific) observations and experiences on the other. The purpose here is to pursue consciousness. The experiment is to attempt to do so in the forms of poetry and the personal essay. A third idea is that hybrid forms—works that defy a single characterization or order, works that join rather than exclude—are of great interest. March 22–24, 6:00–8:30 p.m. To register, contact Leisa McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509‑335‑0496.
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021 Northwest Climate Conference, taking place April 6-8, is now available! You can register here for either general registration ($150), student registration ($25), or apply to be considered for a full scholarship.
This conference is for everyone working to build a climate-resilient Northwest. It has provided a learning and networking community for practitioners, scientists, community organizers, tribal members, and others interested in climate change for over a decade. Please review the agenda and list of lightning talks that will be available, and keep an eye on our website for more details regarding plenary speakers, youth presentations, networking opportunities, and more. Remember, our content will be available to all registrants for 6 months after the event – you don’t want to miss out! We hope you will join us for the Pacific Northwest’s premier regional climate change conference in April!
A research training opportunity is available at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, Northwest Climate Hub, and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC). For the location of the appointment, the participant will be able to choose between Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; or Corvallis, OR. Due to the ongoing pandemic, remote telework will be permitted until Pacific Northwest Research Station Labs reopen.
Research Project: In collaboration with WWETAC and Northwest Climate Hub team members, the selected participant will facilitate science-management partnerships to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation options for western landscapes. Under guidance of the WWETAC/Hub Director, the participant will also conduct research and develop tools and syntheses that help policymakers and land and watershed managers understand the effects of climate variability and change on natural resources, and to identify and describe adaptive land-management practices under changing climate with respect to water, vegetation, carbon, wildlife habitat, recreation, and other ecosystem services. The participant will assemble, interpret and disseminate data and information to provide options and priorities for managing natural resources in a changing climate. The participant will also assemble technical information, perform analyses, contribute to technical reports, and provide leadership in writing peer- Gain first-hand knowledge of Forest Service Research & Development science and National Forest System
We hope you continue reaching out to students who you believe might be good candidates for the program by encouraging them to apply. The deadline for applications is March 31.
We appreciate your efforts in spreading the word about the AGU Bridge Program and helping us reach those students who stand to benefit most. Thank you for supporting this effort to increase diversity and support inclusive practices in our discipline by encouraging eligible students to apply.
ESPIn is an 8-day, virtual, immersive training experience for 25 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or early career faculty. ESPIn is designed to allow participants to make advances on critical earth surface processes research questions by teaching cyberinfrastructure skills. ESPIn will offer hands-on training in numerical modeling, best programming practices, open source software development, collaborative coding and version control systems, Landlab and pymt, High Performance Computing and model uncertainty quantification.
Several days will be dedicated to working in small teams on authentic research, data analysis, and coding projects. Participants can also work on developing and advancing their own research codes. In addition, there will be dedicated time for peer-to-peer networking and professional development. A mix of experienced scientists, visiting faculty, software engineers and research computing experts provide instruction. ESPIn will conclude with team presentations on code advances and research outcomes, and set up participants to continue to develop ideas.
Enrollment costs are supported for the 25 participants by the ESPIn program. The application window now open!!
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes the major impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on the scientific community. In this context, EAR has prioritized consideration of supplemental funding requests to support specific classes of personnel in the Earth sciences community whose appointments have been interrupted, delayed, or otherwise disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. EAR funds have been prioritized for supplemental requests for salary, fringe, and indirect costs to support three categories of personnel: 1) students at all levels; 2) technicians; and 3) postdoctoral researchers. The goal of this priority for supplemental support to EAR awards is to provide bridge funding to directly assist existing personnel. For more information, please see the Letter from the Earth Sciences Division Director.
The goal of this conference is to provide the Washington municipal stormwater community an opportunity to communicate, coordinate, and exchange approaches and tools for addressing priority issues and challenges faced by municipal stormwater permitees in Eastern and Western Washington. MuniCon 2021 is scheduled for April 5-8, 2021 as an on-line conference. Student/State Agency/Government/Stormwater Member/Permittee Price – $50 Consultant Price – $100 REGISTER HERE Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Alyssa Herandy, WSU Professional Education (253) 445-4631 to discuss how you…