Events, Webinars, and Trainings

Free Online Course: Introduction to the Climate System

August 30 – October 1. The South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma is offering this course to introduce the basics of how the climate system operates, including an overview of the Earth’s energy budget, the carbon cycle, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and natural climate variability. Upon successful completion of a short course, you will receive a personalized certificate. This is a self-paced course, and modules can be completed anytime between from August 30 to October 1. Registration is open through August 30.


USET OERM Tribal Forestry Webinar: Harvesting in Federal Forests

September 29, 12:30 PM Eastern. Forestry and Natural Resources staff at USET member Tribal Nations are invited to attend. Participants will obtain: 1. Policies on accessing federal forests for gathering plants. 2. Success stories from Tribal Nations. 3. Knowledge on how to establish an MOU for gathering.


Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Building Electrification: Why and How

September 29, 9:00 AM. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The goal of building electrification is to utilize electricity rather than fossil fuels for building heating and cooking applications. Doing so can improve indoor air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will explore this trending topic on the path to a clean energy future.


Flash Drought Webinar Series: Emerging Tools for Flash Drought Monitoring and Prediction

September 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central. Droughts are often categorized as ‘flash’ droughts when they develop or intensify in a matter of weeks (though defining flash droughts continues to be an area of active debate). The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are pleased to announce a series of three webinars to help climate professionals and operational service providers better understand this phenomenon, its defining characteristics and how it varies by region and season, its impacts on agricultural and other stakeholders, and the potential for improved monitoring, prediction, and planning/response tools (datasets, maps, etc.). This webinar, the third in the series, will include the following presentations on emerging tools for flash drought monitoring and prediction from NOAA and other institutions:
Experimental Subseasonal Tools to Support Flash Drought Monitoring and Prediction at CPC - L. Gwen Chen, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Upcoming Product: Week-2 Flash Drought Forecasts - Brad Pugh, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Survey of Other Emerging Flash Drought Tools - Trent Ford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Virtual Workshop: Annual Rising Voices Workshop

September 29 - October 1. Centering justice in the convergence of sciences, communities, and actions. More information to come.


Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Annual National Conference

October 4-7. The conference will be held at the Northern Quest Hotel & Casino in Spokane, WA. Registration is now open.


USET OERM Tribal Forestry Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer and Tribal Forests

October 6 at 1:00 PM Eastern. Forestry and Natural Resources staff at USET member Tribal Nations are invited to attend. Participants will: 1. Learn about adaptation strategies to help lowland forests cope with Emerald Ash Borer invasion. 2. Learn from ongoing efforts on Tribal lands and Forest Service lands to supplement ash forests through tree planting. 3. Explore partnership opportunities with Forest Service Tree Nursery.


Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA Hosting “Alliances for Climate Action” Forum

October 6-27. The Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA will be hosting the 6th Annual Partnership Forum every Wednesday in October from 12-2 PM ET. The annual forum provides opportunities for partners to engage with other industry peers, network, and identify actionable future collaborations around a priority topic. The virtual series will explore the following topics around climate action:

  • October 6: Our Future Vision
  • October 13: When Climate Moves Communities
  • October 20: Stories That Inspire
  • October 27: Financing Climate Action


US Army Corps of Engineers: Virtual Rivercane Restoration Workshop

October 13-15. The Rivercane Restoration Alliance will coordinate a virtual workshop based on availability and time constraints of participants. Facilitators will guide discussion to identify resources, identify knowledge/data gaps, share Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Native American perspective on the importance of rivercane, develop a rivercane conceptual ecological model (CEM), and identify potential restoration sites influenced by water management decisions at USACE reservoirs and/or navigation projects. Registration details and agenda are coming soon.


NE CASC Fall 2021 Webinar Series: Increasing the Resilience and Resistance of Climate-Vulnerable Species and Ecosystems

October 13, 4:00 PM Eastern. Drs. Morelli and Nislow will provide an update on their work for this NE CASC project. A description and updated title for this webinar will be available later this summer. Speakers: Toni Lyn Morelli and Keith Nislow, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, U.S. Forest Service.


Virtual Symposium: Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Regional Science Symposium

October 26-27. NE CASC invites the climate adaptation science community to participate in the 2021 Regional Science Symposium. Learn about NE CASC research, hear about our new science plan, and discover resources and tools that support climate adaptation. The symposium will also include discussions focused on identifying emerging research and management needs, and it is our hope that it will foster new partnerships and strengthen existing collaborations.


NE CASC Fall 2021 Webinar Series: Refugia are important but are they connected? Mapping well-connected climate refugia for species of conservation concern in the Northeastern U.S.

November 17, 4:00 PM Eastern. As the climate continues to change, vulnerable wildlife species will need specific management strategies to help them adapt to these changes. One such strategy focuses on the concept of refugia, areas that are buffered from the impacts of climate change and therefore remain suitable habitats for vulnerable species over time. Refugia stand in contrast to other habitats, which are impacted by climate change and may become unsuitable for vulnerable species. When wildlife managers are considering protecting land for these species, they sometimes prioritize locations that are predicted to be climate refugia. Rarely can those managers consider, however, the overall accessibility of refugia locations for vulnerable species, which are often unwilling or unable to migrate across landscape features such as wetlands, steep lopes, and developed areas. What good is it, then, to protect climate refugia if the species we are trying to protect cannot access those locations? This webinar will provide an update on work we are undertaking regarding 10 vulnerable species and refugia locations for these species. Our project identifies refugia locations for each of the species under consideration, maps how well each refugia location is connected to other refugia locations, and also maps locations that are most critical to connect current habitat to future climate refugia. This information will allow town, state and federal officials both to prioritize land that will serve as refugia in the future and ensure that it will be accessible to species that are likely to need it. Speaker: William DeLuca, National Audubon Society.


NE CASC Fall 2021 Webinar Series: Managing Waterfowl Harvest under Climate Change: Time-Dependent Optimal Policies to Address Non-Stationary Dynamics

December 1, 4:00 PM Eastern. Speaker: Michael Runge, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.


2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Utility-Scale Solar Development on Tribal Lands

December 8, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. Developing utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects can be a lengthy and complex process—and to date, only a few utility-scale projects have been built on tribal lands. This webinar will explore what goes into utility-scale solar development, including lessons learned from tribes who have successfully completed these larger-scale projects.


Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition and the 41st Milford Aquaculture Seminar

January 12-14, 2022, Portland, Maine. NACE/MAS will bring together aquaculture producers, service providers, vendors, researchers, students and managers from across the northeast region to discuss pressing issues and relevant research and development on aquaculture.
The Call for Papers is openThe organizers of NACE/MAS 2022 invite you to submit abstracts for presentation. Submissions are encouraged on topics regarding any aspect of shellfish, finfish and seaweed aquaculture including (but not restricted to) engineering, economics, biology, pathology, culture techniques, marketing and education. You can also submit a suggestion for a special session or workshop.


Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium

March 29-31, 2022. Plan to join us in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This event is intended for:

  • Researchers and managers working in the southeastern U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, cultural resources.
  • Decision makers and practitioners from state fish and wildlife agencies, federal organizations, Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations, NGOs.