Canadian Climate Impacts and Scenarios Introduction Print Printable Page

NOTE: CCIS operated from 1999-2004. These pages document the projects undertaken while it was active, but the site is not actively maintained and the tools are not supported. In 2004, provision of national scenarios moved to Environment Canada and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium was formed in 2006 to provide scenarios with a focus on British Columbia and the Yukon.


The main role of the Canadian Climate Impacts and Scenarios project was to provide climate scenario information and scenario construction advice to impacts researchers in Canada to ensure that the resulting impacts studies can be used to provide Canadians with a meaningful national assessment of the impacts of climate change and can contribute to future assessments such as those undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The aims of the project can be summarised as:

  • the provision of climate change scenarios, advice and related information to the Canadian impacts and adaptation communities;
  • the development of a nationally consistent framework within which sector- and region-specific climate change scenarios will be developed through engagement of the respective impacts and adaptation research communities;
  • the development and maintenance of a capacity within the Canadian impacts and adaptation research communities to develop nationally-consistent climate change scenarios to support climate impacts and adaptation research and assessments, and
  • the engagement of the university research community and scenario users in the further development of the young and growing science of climate change scenarios.

Access to most of the website is through the following two buttons in the sidebar menu above:

Scenarios Maps and Data, Tools, and Derived from scenarios sections in which you can register, view maps, create custom plots, and download data.
Resources Contains a Climate Change Primer (overview of climate, models, scenarios and impacts), a FAQ for background information on scenario data and maps which are available, and links to other information.


Website Tour: if you are new to our website, we recommend right clicking on the link below and "Save Target As..." in order to download and run directly from your hard drive as both tours are large files. The PowerPoint Tour (1.2 MB) is recommended if you have Microsoft PowerPoint. The Stand-alone Tour (3.4 MB) will run on several platforms but is a larger file.

Updated Thu Apr 4 14:32:00 2013


IMPORTANT NOTE: CICS operated from 1993-2006. These pages serve only to document the projects, scenarios, publications, and products undertaken during the period when CICS was active. In 2006, CICS became the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC).

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