The Canadian Centre for Climate Services, a new resource to support northern climate change decision making.Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:20am to 9:40am Theatre Two
The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is a new dedicated service established by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) so that Canadians have the information and support they need to understand and reduce risks from climate change. CCCS offers reliable climate information, data, and tools, and provides user support to help advance climate resilience across Canada. User support and training are among our key offerings, including a national support desk. CCCS supports a continuum of climate data portals suitable for a diverse set of users. Portals in the suite include the Climate Atlas of Canada, Climatedata.ca and PAVICS. CCCS is working to address northern climate services needs and unique challenges. To increase access to northern climate services, CCCS has based staff in the north, is assisting northern clients, undertaking needs assessments, inventorying available products, conducting outreach, and developing projects to enhance northern climate products. CCCS is working with Territorial governments and others to explore options to enhance northern capacity through a potential northern climate services organization.