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
  • codes and standards - guidance and best practice documents for climate resilient design
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • 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
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped

    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
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped

    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
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    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
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped

    Guide For Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Municipal Asset Management (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide aims to provide municipal staff with a process for systematically building climate resiliency into assets management policies, plans and practices. This guide focuses on the integration of climate change within infrastructure services and/or risk management frameworks. Examples from practice leaders, lessons learned and tools for building climate resilience are included.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments (Opens in a new Window)

    The Handbook calls national and local governments to action and provides them with concrete guidance on how to ensure the resilience, sustainability and accessibility of existing and planned infrastructure investments. It contains practical tools to improve infrastructure asset management, plus recommendations on how to adapt them to socio-economic and environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and public health emergencies.
    Organization:
    United Nations
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Map of Adaptation Actions (Opens in a new Window)

    Explore case studies from across Canada to see how communities and sectors are adapting to a changing climate. Learn more about approaches that could help inspire your own adaptation actions.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Case study

    Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Northwest Boreal Science and Management Research Tool contains curated scholarly articles, datasets, state and federal resource reports, land management plans, and more. Each entry includes geographic information about the area of study, allowing users to draw a box on a map to narrow searches to information directly related to a specific region in Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia, and Northwest Territories. This project is a collaboration among Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS), Alaska Climate Science Center, DataBasin, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
    Organization:
    Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped

    Wildfire Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Wildfire Maps include information on historical and current wildfires in Yukon. A wildfire maps archive is available which includes records from 2015 onwards. Information available includes location, total area burned, number of active fires, burn permits, and fire danger ratings. Historical data are available as point and polygon data.
    Organization:
    Government of Yukon
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped


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