ClimateData.ca Newsletter – March 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 many new data products and interesting events to share with you 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].

New and Noteworthy – Public launch of the Design Value Explorer

The Design Value Explorer (DVE) is a new web-based tool for design professionals to consider climate change in their projects. It offers access to 19 unique climatic design values and features spatial interpolation. Developed collaboratively by Infrastructure Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, it promotes greater resilience in building and infrastructure design.

Read more…

New and Noteworthy – Future Weather Files

As the global climate continues to change, building professionals must adapt their designs to ensure the longevity and resilience of structures. One solution to this challenge is the use of future weather files.

Read more…

Accessing the new CMIP6 data

The CMIP6 dataset is now the default option on ClimateData.ca. It has been seamlessly integrated across the website, meaning the way you access and view data on ClimateData.ca won’t need to change.

Why don’t you start by exploring the map. You can zoom in on the map until the grid appears, at which point you can click on the map to access the underpinning data.

Already know what you’re looking for? You can download the new CMIP6 data here.

Take our colour quiz: help us choose the best colours for our maps and data

Take our short ‘colour perception’ quiz and see how your answers compare to others! This quiz will not only test your perception of colour but also ask you to choose your favourite colour options. By participating, you will be helping us improve the way data is presented on the website. So, are you ready to dive into the world of colour?

Take the quiz…

What’s coming next?

Work is wrapping up on all-new 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 degree of impacts on the human body.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new data product.

Don’t miss these events

Tune into Transport Canada’s Adapting to a Changing Climate Webinar Series this month:

March 7: Strengthening climate resilience for aviation organizations through climate risk assessments and adaptation measures

March 14: Understanding and using the latest climate data to build resilience in the transportation sector

Register for free 👉 http://bit.ly/3IZEDvH

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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