Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Data product Tool Guidance

    Archived Fire Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    The Fire Information database contains current and archived fire information. Current information includes current fire situation and update reports and a forecast fire hazard map. Archived information includes fire hazard maps, historical fire status information, fire status/situation/update reports, and fire status displays. Data are available in tabular, report, and mapped formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Manitoba
    Sub-organization:
    Sustainable Development
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product

    Canadian Disaster Database (Opens in a new Window)

    The Canadian Disaster Database contains information on Canadian and international disasters from 1900 to present. Disasters are separated into natural (biological, meteorological/hydrological, and geological), conflict (arson, civil incidents, hijacking, and terrorist), and technology (fire, hazardous chemical, transportation accident, infrastructure failure, explosion, and space event). Point and gridded historical data are available.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Public Safety Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS) contains daily fire weather, year-round fire behavior and hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September. Multiple offerings are available including an interactive map, current conditions, fire danger, weather, fire weather, fire behaviour, fire M3 hotspots, and monthly and seasonal forecasts. Historical analyses including fire weather normals and fire behaviour normals are also available. Data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Forest Service
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Tool

    Climate + Weather Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning (SNAP) contains a directory of interactive web tools to help make Arctic climate and weather data more accessible.
    Organization:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Sub-organization:
    International Arctic Research Center: Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    CSA Z32-15, Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard applies to essential electrical systems and electrical installations in health care facilities. It helps to protect patients and staff by addressing electrical shock hazards associated with critical electrical systems as well as other aspects of electrical safety, such as fires and interference with proper operation. It ensures that health care facilities safely continue to function in times of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. Clause 6 provides emergency power guidelines to ensure electrical power is continuously provided to the health care facility systems where the interruption of electrical power can jeopardize the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    Guidance

    CSA Z8000-18, Canadian health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements and guidance for the planning, design, and construction of Canadian health care facilities. It addresses crucial aspects of health care facility design and management with the goal of ensuring that facilities safely support medical care and treatment, and essential infrastructure continues to function in times of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. Clause 6 lists requirements for site design criteria, which includes examination of the climate, snow and wind studies, sun and shade studies, environmental site assessments, flood risk analysis, and other hazards. Clause 7 provides requirements for catastrophic event management involving the role of the health care facility and the services provided, including assessing the utility needs of the health care facility and contingency plans or backups in case of temporary or extended periods of loss.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    Guidance

    CSA Z8002-19, Operation and maintenance of Health Care Facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard sets out a framework for the operation and maintenance of a health care facility and provides requirements for the essential elements of an Operation and Maintenance program. It applies to buildings and architectural systems, site elements related to the building and its functions, systems, equipment, and services, as well as organizational policies and procedures. Continuity management is addressed in Clause 7 in the event of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. The standard requires that each facility shall develop, implement, evaluate, maintain, and continually improve an emergency and continuity management program that includes plans for prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in case of emergencies (natural, human-caused, or technological incidents that can occur anytime and anywhere).
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    Data product Tool

    CWFIS Datamart (Opens in a new Window)

    The Canadian Wildland Fire Information Service (CWFIS) DataMart contains observational fire history data. Datasets include the National Burned Area Composite (defined as the area of forest burned annually since 2004), National Fire Database fire polygon data (forest fire perimeters), National Fire Database fire point data (forest fire locations), the Large Fire Database fire point data (fires greater than 200 hectares between 1959 and 1999), and Alberta Smoke Plume Observations data (observations of 222 plumes collected between 2010 and 2015). Historical point and polygon data are available across Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Canadian Forest Service
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Daily Wildfire Situation Map (Opens in a new Window)

    The Daily Wildfire Situation map provides information on the daily wildfires in Saskatchewan for communities, highways, First Nation Reserves, National Parks, Provincial Parks, Air Weapons Ranges, and Protection Areas. This link provides a daily map with current fires, the number of fires to date, as well as the location of parks, reserves, and protected areas.
    Organization:
    Government of Saskatchewan
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped


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