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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  • Tool

    AGRG Coastal Storm Surge Interactive Map (Opens in a new Window)

    The Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) Coastal Storm Surge Interactive Map is a web-based Emergency Coastal Flooding Decision Support System that presents coastal flood risk from storm surges and long term sea-level rise in the Maritimes. Predicted storm surges, predicted total water level, and predicted tide are available as layers. Existing tide stations, critical facilities, surface elevation, bare earth elevation, and tide and storm surge are also viewable as layers.
    Organization:
    Nova Scotia Community College
    Sub-organization:
    Applied Geomatics Research Group
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Agroclimate Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Agroclimate maps display agroclimate conditions in Canada. Available maps include both current agroclimate conditions and historic agroclimate conditions. Agroclimate variables include precipitation characteristics, temperature, and drought indices. Maps can be seen based on region and time span (from Weekly to 5 years). National, Pacific, Prairie, Central, Atlantic, and Ontario maps can be selected.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • 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
    Tool

    DNR Coastal Flood Risk Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    DNR Coastal Flood Maps contain static coastal flood risk maps for different regions in Nova Scotia at a scale of (1: 10 000) scale. Flooding risk is derived from sea level rise and storm surge. These maps are available for download as PDFs. These maps were taken at different points of the different regions along the coastline during 2012.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia
    Sub-organization:
    Department of Natural resources
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Guidance Additional resources

    Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series (Opens in a new Window)

    These are a series of evergreen guidelines that will help advance flood mapping activities across Canada. The publication of these documents will contribute to better addressing overland flooding – Canada's costliest hazard – by strengthening flood mapping across the country.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Public Safety Canada
    Resource formats:
    Tool

    Nova Scotia Flood Event Database (Opens in a new Window)

    The Nova Scotia Flood History database contains historical records of flood events in Nova Scotia from 1992 to February 1, 2015. Each record in the database represents a single news article from The Chronicle Herald. The database provides the best matched city where the flood event occurred, the date the story was published, a snippet from the article's full story, other places and the county referenced in the news article (if available), and a citation for the record. Historical flood events dating back to 1759 until 1987 are also projected onto an interactive map.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, The Chronicle Herald
    Sub-organization:
    Institute for Big Data Analytics
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Guidance

    Scenarios and Guidance for Adaptation to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise - NS and PEI Municipalities (Opens in a new Window)

    This report provides information on the interpretation and use of climate change scenarios for municipal-level adaptation in Atlantic Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia, Government of New Brunswick, Government of Prince Edward Island, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Government of Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    Tool Additional resources

    Sea Level Rise (Opens in a new Window)

    The Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) Project is a co-led initiative designed to translate scientific climate change research into useable information to educate coastal communities within Atlantic Canada about the need for planning for future sea-level rise impacts. The project includes online information and workshops about rising seas.
    Organization:
    Ecology Action Centre
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material


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