CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to regionally relevant climate information and supports its effective use in planning and decision making for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
We are user-driven, focusing on the needs of Indigenous communities, academia, provincial governments, municipalities, local service districts, non-profits, industry, and land-owners.
CLIMAtlantic works with all regional and local groups to ensure there is a strong network of collaboration, and data and tools are easily accessible.
CLIMAtlantic was created in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), all Atlantic Canada’s Provincial governments, and the support from the Ecology Action Centre, New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), and Aster Group. The Canadian network of climate hubs in partnership with CCCS includes Ouranos (Quebec), the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (BC), and ClimateWest (Prairies). Regional climate data hubs support efforts to make all communities more resilient to extreme weather events.
CLIMAtlantic’s mission is to provide those in Atlantic Canada with information and support to consider climate change impacts in their decisions. Driving this mission is the need for accessible, reliable, actionable climate information to address climate-related risks and support adaptation. These needs are informed by a wide range of key drivers such as:
- social drivers – the impacts of climate change on communities and human health;
- economic drivers – the impacts of climate change on the competitiveness of Atlantic Canadian economic sectors such as agriculture, energy, and insurance; and
- environmental drivers – the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, species, and coasts; and the increasing threats to life and property from disasters due to climate-related severe events.
The demand for climate services continues to grow within Canada and internationally, as well as in our region, so a constellation of players working together is important.
- Honour the context of place because needs differ;
- Take a multi-disciplinary approach because user needs are multi-faceted;
- Intentionally design services that respond to users current and emerging needs;
- Embrace continuous learning and service improvement;
- Collaborate and partner to achieve a central purpose, with a focus on strong relationships to deliver measurable results;
- Be adaptive to operating effectively.