Newsletter – June 2023

Message from the team

Our goal is to provide updates on new climate change data products, tools, and guidance documents available on

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

New and Noteworthy: Humidex Projections now available!

Humidex is important for understanding how summer weather can impact human health by combining the effects of temperature and humidity on the human body. Until very recently, projections of Humidex were not widely available. Thankfully, this is no longer the case!

Read more and access the data…

Climate Data in Action: Growing Degree Day Trends in Nova Scotia

Alex Cadel, a Climate Services Specialist for Nova Scotia, discusses trends in growing degree day thresholds for wild blueberry in a new article for

CLIMAtlantic is collaborating with for a series of Climate Data in Action blog posts! Stay tuned for the next one from the Climate Services Specialist for Newfoundland, Sepehr Khosravi.


Read more…

Cool New Feature

The map now has an “Export Map Image” button, making it easier than ever before to save and share.


Try it out today…

Download Data

Climate normals describe the average climate conditions of a particular location over a 30-year period. has made it easier than ever before to access, visualize, and download climate normals.


Check it out today…

Variables for Summer

How is the summer climate of your location expected to change in the future?

Did you know that allows users to browse many climate indices by month or season?

Check out some of these monthly and seasonal datasets today:

Updates from the regional partners is a collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM), Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), and HabitatSeven.


Below are some noteworthy updates from our partners.

Learning from Connected Communities - Webinar Series

The NBEN, CLIMAtlantic, and Nature NB will be co-hosting a seven-part webinar and discussion series throughout June and early July where we will hear from communities across the Atlantic Provinces who have implemented nature-based infrastructure. Let’s learn from their experience to understand the challenges they encountered in the process, how they overcame those challenges, where they accessed the funds and resources, and what the results/successes of the projects have been.

The series will include a session on Dune Restoration on June 1st, Rain Garden and Bioswale Development on June 7th, Mapping Natural Assets on June 14th, Hybrid Infrastructure Approaches on June 22nd, and Living Shorelines on June 27th.

Climate Portraits

Ouranos’ Climate Portraits tool now uses projections from the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, CMIP6. This ensemble has served as the basis for the most recent IPCC reports. It is preferable to use this new generation when starting a new study.

Projections based on CMIP5 will remain available on Climate Portraits for some time to allow for the completion of ongoing studies. The results based on CMIP5 remain valid for the vast majority of variables.

Visit Climate Portraits…

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

Reminder: Introducing the Design Value Explorer – Integrating Future Climate Data into the Built Environment 

Calling all building sector professionals! We are pleased to invite you to an interactive climate change training session on PCIC’s newest web-based tool – the Design Value Explorer (DVE). The DVE is the result of a collaborative project between PCIC, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Infrastructure Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada.


Register today…

Prairie Climate Centre

The Climate Atlas of Canada has released a new Educator Resources topic to help incorporate climate change into classroom lessons. The first lesson, Carbon and Climate Change, includes an activity using the interactive map on the Climate Atlas of Canada where students can use climate data to explore the future changes projected on local, regional, and national scales in a “business as usual” carbon emissions scenario.


Check out the Educator Resources topic page:

Or jump straight to Lesson 1:

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