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

    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product

    NatureWatch (Opens in a new Window)

    NatureWatch hosts several nature monitoring programs, with more to come in the future. Many community driven programs record observations of various climate variables and species. Registration is required to download data.
    Organization:
    University of Ottawa
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    Tool Additional resources

    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • 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)
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    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)
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Data product

    Paleo-environmental records of climate change across Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    Paleo-environmental records of climate change across Canada contains paleogeographic data from the last 18,000 years. Historical data from across Canada have been assembled, synthesized, published, and web-enabled to help guide climate change adaptation strategies.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Mapped
    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool

    Tundra Nunavik project (Opens in a new Window)

    While most ecological studies focus on the impact of climate change on some populations or species, ecosystem-based information is needed to better predict the future state of the Arctic. The Tundra Nunavik project is a large-scale study aimed at characterizing the vulnerability of tundra terrestrial ecosystems to climate change through modelling approach. The approach combined climate modeling, climate niche modeling, and ecosystem modeling, to assess potential changes in terrestrial ecosystems of tundra of Nunavik during the 21st century
    Organization:
    Université du Québec à Rimouski, Ouranos
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Data product

    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 to 2017. 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
    Sub-organization:
    Community Services
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped


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