A suite of climate data portals is available to help Canada increase its resilience to climate change. This webinar will provide an overview of three key sources of climate information: ClimateData.ca, the Climate Atlas of Canada, and PCIC’s Climate Explorer. Participants will learn what is common and unique about each of these websites.
Originally presented May 11, 2022
Elaine Barrow, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Elaine Barrow has over thirty years of experience in climate change research. She started her career in the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK, and moved to Canada in 1999. Since then, she has worked mainly as a consultant undertaking research on climate change scenario construction, performance assessment of both regional and global climate models over the prairies, prairie drought, and uncertainty in climate signal emergence. Since joining the Canadian Centre for Climate Services as a Senior Advisor in February 2019 she has been involved in the development of ClimateData.ca and in the development and delivery of training materials to help decision-makers understand how to use climate information.
Ryan Smith, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ryan Smith is a Policy Analyst with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, a branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada. He obtained an MSc from the University of Manitoba in 2013, where he studied meteorology and climatology. He has taught courses in atmospheric sciences, human-environmental interactions, and climate change, and has spent much of the past decade developing software that translates global climate model output into maps of local climate change impacts.
Kari Tyler, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
Kari Tyler is the user engagement and training specialist at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. She has a decade of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience building. Before working at PCIC, she worked in adaptation policy for the Alberta and British Columbia provincial governments and has experience as a consultant working in North America and internationally. Kari holds a Master's Degree in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
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