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

    FTP Yukon Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Yukon Data directory provides access to a wide range of Yukon datasets. Observational data includes biological and biophysical data, culture and heritage information, elevation, environmental monitoring, forestry and geologic data, imagery, planning, and data from the natural resource sectors. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Government of Yukon
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Additional resources

    Local Climate Change Visioning Online Training Modules (Opens in a new Window)

    These online training modules address the development of future climate change scenarios, the identification of relevant spatial data, and the use of visualizations in landscape level planning for climate change adaptation
    Organization:
    University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)
    Resource formats:
    • Training
    Data product

    Mapping the Occurrence of Canada's Forest Pathogens (Opens in a new Window)

    Mapping the Occurrence of Canada's Forest Pathogens contains distribution maps for almost 3000 forest fungi and mistletoes, many of which cause forest diseases. Over 60 years of historical ground observations and aerial overviews are available. Users can search the database for species of interest and access results in various ways, including viewing data in a table format, exploring results with an interactive map viewer, and downloading data for analysis in raster format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Additional resources

    OCCIAR Factsheets (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to multiple factsheets on climate change with a focus on Ontario. Topics include information based on sector including health, agriculture, urban regions, and more.
    Organization:
    Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Additional resources

    OCCIAR Publications (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to multiple publications on climate change based on sector. The publications range in content from general information on climate change impacts on a sector to guidelines on climate change adaptation in a sector.
    Organization:
    Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Tool

    Plant Hardiness Zone Maps of Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    Plant Hardiness Zone Maps of Canada provide gridded information about where different types of plants can grow. They combine climatic information from across Canada and are available for two historical periods: 1961-1990 and 1981-2010. Projected future range maps are also available for a number of species of trees, shrubs, and perennial herbs. Climate profiles are available for plant species based on distribution data and climate models.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    Tool

    Retooling for Climate Change (Opens in a new Window)

    The ReTooling for Climate Change website of the Fraser Basin Council supports local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. Information is available on climate change generally, impacts in BC and Canada, and community adaptation. Specific topics and sectors include water management, coastal management, hazard management, infrastructure, agriculture, environmentally sensitive areas, forests and forestry, and mining.
    Organization:
    Fraser Basin Council
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Tool

    Seedwhere (Opens in a new Window)

    Seedwhere is a tool which maps the similarity of climates across geographic regions. While the tool can be used for any purpose, it was originally developed to support decisions on seed movements and sustainable forest management. Seedwhere estimates similarity of climates between both locations and under varying climate scenarios, including future projected climates. Users can specify the seed source and planting area, species type, and climate variable. Data are presented as an interactive map and are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Guidance

    Urban Forest: A Climate Adaptation Guide (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide supports the assessment and use of urban forests to manage climate change impacts. The focus is British Columbia but it may be applicable to other regions.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia, Fraser Basin Council, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    BC Ministry of Community, Sport, and Development
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning


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