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Welcome | CCASS
  • Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

  • Managing risk in a complex, interdisciplinary context

  • Finding synergies between adaptation and mitigation

  • Preparing for transformational change and weather and climate extremes


A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation,, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 


Cooperative Extension leaders from the Southwest gathered at University of Arizona December 6 to 8 to integrate climate science into their programs and form a... More

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Partner with CCASS

The world must increasingly adapt to global challenges stemming from a changing climate. Smart adaptation and a focus on preparedness for a wide range of possible future conditions put us all on sound footing. 

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of this change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders (from local, state, and federal employees to elected officials, tribes, businesses, and citizens) and affiliates from the UA as they work to connect rapidly evolving scientific understanding of a changing climate with management practices in the U.S. and internationally. Please join us in CCASS opportunities and efforts.


Science article advocates ongoing ecosystem assessment

A Policy Forum piece just published in Science and which advocates a national, sustained U.S. ecosystem assessment... more

CCASS's Marchand wins "40 Under 40" award

CCASS Project Coordinator Chad Marchand has been selected to receive the “Native American 40 Under 40” award from the National... more

UCAR profiles Jacobs' "remarkable career"

The Sept. 2016 issue of UCARConnect includes a feature story on Kathy Jacobs' career and her recent work on the... more


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sustainable water in the CO River Basin

Dave White will talk about the future of Colorado River Basin water on Feb. 8 in ENR2, room S107.  White will talk on Feb. 8... more

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Participants sought for SW CSC review

A review of the Southwest Climate Science Center will be held Feb. 14-17, 2017, in Tucson.  ... more