Webinar: Understanding Climate Change Risks in Canada’s Coastal Regions
June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
Check out this upcoming NRCan webinar:
Understanding Climate Change Risks in Canada’s Coastal Regions: From Infrastructure to Ecosystems
Thursday, June 16th
1:00-2:30 pm ET
Interactive Atlas on Sea Ice Hazards for Coastal Areas
As the climate of the arctic is changing rapidly, the need for precise information on ice state is needed by a number of experts such as navigators, climatologists, engineers and ecologists. The IcePAC project has developed an interactive sea ice atlas using informative maps and data on past, current and future sea ice conditions in the Hudson Bay based on remote sensing and predictive statistical methods.
– Monique Bernier, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
– Charles Gignac, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Impacts of Climate Change and Physical barriers to Coastal Ecosystem Readjustment (Coastal Squeeze)
Coastal ecosystems in Canada are under stress from two sources: increasing urbanization along the coast and climate change (sea level rise and erosion), both leading to the degradation of these ecosystems and sometimes even their loss. This project assessed the combined impact of climate change and human activities on the evolution of coastal ecosystems in the Gulf and Estuary of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and New Brunswick over the 2100 time horizon.
– Jean-Pierre Savard, Ouranos