Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announces the launch of ClimateData.ca. The site is in collaboration between Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM), Ouranos, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), and HabitatSeven. In light of Canada’s growing climate change projections, ClimateData.ca is an effort to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of climate change considerations into decision-making. The site is directed at a multitude of users including the general public, the media, policy analysts, and decision-makers, as well as researchers and scientists. Beginner users can use ClimateData.ca to visualize projected change in temperature and precipitation for specific locations and more advance users can utilize the site to analyze and compare several datasets and create user-defined climate indices.
The two datasets used by ClimateData.ca are ANUSPLIN and BCCAQv2.
More information on ClimateData.ca can be found here: https://climatedata.ca/about/.