The National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers have developed data management policies and guidance as well as an architecture and infrastructure to effectively and efficiently share and manage data and information products produced by our funded projects. Policies and guidance were developed by a working group with representatives from the CASCs and other data management experts.
Please contact Emily Fort, the NCASC Data and Information Coordinator, (email@example.com) with any questions or comments.
For general information about USGS Data Management, please visit: https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/data-management.
In 2018, the name of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center was changed to the National Climate Adaptation Science Center, and the Climate Science Centers were renamed the Climate Adaptation Science Centers. We are actively working to make this change throughout our site. The templates below still reflect our old names. Please check back soon for updated templates.
The CASC Data Sharing Policy can be found here. The Data Sharing Policy states that all data and information products developed by CASC funded projects will be made publically available, no more than one year after the project is completed. It also requires a data management plan for all proposals and funded projects.
The Data Management Manual contains information on the architecture, information, and approach to data management for the CASC enterprise. Details on roles and responsibilities, data activities, metadata, peer review, and standards can be found here.
Each CASC has a Data Steward to work with funded PIs on the development of the Data Management Plan, answer any questions related to data management, and assist with the transition of data and information products into the CASC data repository. The contact information for the Data Stewards is below.
|National Coordination||Emily Fort, National Climate Adaptation Science Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-648-4082|
|National CASC||Heather "Meagan" Battles Manley, Fort Collins Science Centeremail@example.com||970-226-9272|
|Alaska CASC||Tom Kurkowski, University of Alaskafirstname.lastname@example.org||907-474-5539|
|North Central CASC||Heather "Meagan" Battles Manley, Fort Collins Science Centeremail@example.com||970-226-9272|
|Northeast CASC||Heather "Meagan" Battles Manley, Fort Collins Science Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||970-226-9272|
|Northwest CASC||Jeremy Kenyon, University of Idahoemail@example.com||208-885-7955|
|Pacific Islands CASC||Jeremy Kenyon, University of Idahofirstname.lastname@example.org||208-885-7955|
|South Central CASC||Neda Ledoux, Fort Collins Science Centeremail@example.com||970-226-9162|
|Southeast CASC||Heather "Meagan" Battles Manley, Fort Collins Science Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||970-226-9272|
|Southwest CASC||Jeremy Kenyon, University of Idahoemail@example.com||208-885-7955|