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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  • Additional resources

    C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (Opens in a new Window)

    For 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been the original, Canadian-based safety standard; developed and updated to better protect electrical workers and help make electrical installations and equipment safer. The Code promotes improved consistency in electrical installations from coast to coast across Canada. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in technology and incorporating considerations for renewable energy, the Code helps support the work of electrical workers no matter how complex their projects are. The CE Code Part I, along with third-party Certification of components and regulation, forms the basis of the Canadian Electrical Safety System – helping to keep electrical workers and equipment safer, minimize costly reworks and enhancing productivity. Planned updates for the 2021 edition include requirements and considersations for adding resiliency to infrastructure.
    Organization:
    CSA Group
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    Guidance

    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
    Organization:
    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    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
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    • Data files
    • 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 Additional resources

    Climate Change Adaptation Pathways Framework: Supporting Sustainable Local Food in B.C. (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide was developed to help policy makers, communities and agricultural producers to develop shared climate preparedness goals and objectives with a focus on sustainable local food. This document provides background on climate change adaptation in B.C. communities and agriculture where the Adaptation Pathways approach can address key areas of decision-making; sets out the framework to develop an adaptation pathway process that considers agriculture in community planning; and finishes by discussing existing resources to guide the climate preparedness process.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Additional resources

    CSA S37-18 Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures (Opens in a new Window)

    This National Standard of Canada applies to structural antennas, towers, antenna-supporting structures, and roof- and wall- mounted structures, including their components, such as guys and foundations. It covers the structural design, fabrication, and erection of new structures and the modification of existing structures.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S500:14 (R2019) Thermosyphon foundations for buildings in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements for all life-cycle phases of thermosyphon foundations for new buildings on permafrost, including site characterization, design, installation, and commissioning phases as well as for monitoring and maintenance phases. This standard is meant to ensure the long-term performance of thermosyphon-supported foundation systems under changing environmental conditions.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA S501:14 (R2019) Moderating the effects of permafrost degradation on existing building foundations (Opens in a new Window)

    Permafrost degradation can be caused by many factors. When degradation occurs, buildings or structures constructed on permafrost can suffer distress or damage. This standard is organized according to the progression of steps that should be undertaken in order to moderate the effects of permafrost degradation on existing buildings or structures.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Additional resources

    CSA S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifies the minimum planning, design, and maintenance requirements for community drainage systems in Canada's northern communities. The purpose of this standard is to increase the capacity of communities and individuals to prepare and implement effective community drainage plans. These plans address both existing and anticipated drainage management challenges arising from deficiencies in past practices, as well as the need to adapt to future changes in climate.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA W203:19 Planning, design, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment in northern communities using lagoon and wetland systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifically addresses the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of intermittent/seasonal discharge lagoon and wetland systems that are most appropriate for use in Northern regions, where effluent discharge is either difficult or not possible in colder months.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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