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.
    Government of Canada: Public Safety Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped

    Extreme Precipitation in Atlantic Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    Extreme Precipitation in Atlantic Canada is intended to extend the print-based Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) analyses for Atlantic Canada through an interactive web tool. The web tool provides users with enhanced access and visualization of the official ECCC IDF point data. Features include familiar ECCC IDF station based graphs and tables with access through a map based browser interface, IDF graphs and tables based on gridded data to provide information for locations between observing sites, contoured regional and province-specific extreme rainfall maps, downloadable ASCII grid files, and integration of US data for improved visualization at the border and access to US station data.
    Cornell University, Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • 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.
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    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.
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Case study

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