ClimateData.ca Newsletter – April 2023

Message from the team

Thank you for tuning in to our monthly newsletter. Our goal is to provide updates on new climate change data products, tools, and guidance documents available on ClimateData.ca.

We have some exciting new tools on our “analyze and download” pages to tell you about this month.

As always, if you or your organization have information you would like to see promoted in our newsletter, please contact us at [email protected].

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New and Noteworthy – Analyze Historical Observations

ClimateData.ca’s Analysis Page allows users to set their own thresholds for a variety of climate indices, such as heat waves. Now, for the first time, you can perform these same calculations using observations.

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New and Noteworthy – Download Custom Regions

Did you know that you can now draw a custom region on the download page, allowing you to easily download data for your chosen climate variable for multiple grid boxes at once? There are also new output options, including JSON files.

Try it out today…

Climate Data in Action

From transportation, public health, asset and emergency management planning to public education and outreach, learn about the multiple ways the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission are using climate data to build resilience to climate change impacts.

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Get Climate Smart: Agriculture

Climate change is a major concern for Canadian farmers, as it can have significant impacts on their operations. To mitigate these risks, it is important for farmers to be aware of the potential impacts of climate change and to take steps to adapt their operations to a changing climate.

Read more…

What’s coming next?

Work is wrapping up on future Humidex projections.

Researchers at Environment and Climate Change Canada have developed a new dataset that provides future projections for Canada. The dataset includes information on the daily maximum Humidex and three Humidex threshold indices that can be related to different degrees of impact on the human body.

Stay tuned for more information about this new data product.

In the next few weeks, the long anticipated future projections of Buildings Climate Zones datasets will be published on ClimateData.ca. Climate Zones are regions referenced by building engineers and designers to ensure that appropriate energy efficiency codes and regulations are applied.

Read more…

Don’t miss these events

ClimateWest Forum

ClimateWest is excited to bring together an expanding network from across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba at our inaugural forum. Meet and share knowledge with people from a wide range of sectors, communities, and perspectives.

Join them on May 3-4 and learn about the benefits of taking action early to address climate impacts. Save the date!

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Save the date! CLIMAtlantic Conference: Advancing Adaptation Action in Atlantic Canada

WHEN: Wed. May 24, 2023, 9am-5pm AST

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, 1005 Main St., Moncton, NB (in person and online)

This one-day, hybrid conference will showcase implemented adaptation work from across Atlantic Canada, novel approaches to adaptation, examples of how people have overcome barriers and obstacles, approaches to broaden the conversation, and recent and on-going work to include nature in adaptation work.

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