officially closed its doors earlier this week with an invitation-only symposium this week held an invitation-only symposium to mark the end of its NSF funding, though apparently it has secured some other funding sources and will be continuing on in some form. If it was a wake, apparently it was an Irish one; report from Marc Cadotte here. I posted my thoughts on NCEAS a while back, when it became clear that there wouldn’t be any last-minute reprieve for NSF funding for the center. Now seems like an appropriate time to link back to those thoughts.
UPDATE: Post corrected in response to info provided in the comments. Look for NCEAS to share the input from the symposium on its homepage, on Twitter (@nceas), and elsewhere in the coming weeks. Clearly there will be changes coming to NCEAS, since the funding will be changing, and so fortunately I think most of the commentary from myself and others is still relevant.