Canadian Climate Data Portals & a New Agriculture Module

September 22, 2020 - 10:00am(PDT/PST)
Location: 
Webinar
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Part of the Climate and Weather Data for BC Agriculture Adaptation series

A new agriculture module is the latest addition to national climate data portals - this webinar introduces the portals & data available.

About this Event

A new module for the agriculture sector is the latest part of national efforts to make climate data more accessible. This webinar introduces Canada-wide climate data portals.

ClimateAtlas.ca - the Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool that combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions.

ClimateData.ca is a more sophisticated data portal developed to support the adaptation efforts of decision makers across Canada - the initial focus was on providing information for the health sector.

A new agriculture sector module is under development that will provide data relevant to the agriculture sector (e.g. growing degree days) and feature case studies of how climate data indicators can feed into agricultural research for adaptation, from pest modelling to future crop suitability.

Presenters:

  • Prairie Climate Services Centre at the University of Winnipeg
  • Elaine Barrow, Senior Climate Advisor, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Webinar host:

Shauna MacKinnon, BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-climate-data-portals-new-agriculture-module-tickets-116946753889