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Climate Data,

Models and





Simulation Tools

Tools for Agro-Meteorology and Biophysical Modelling Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)


Eastern Ontario Model Forest

Chaque forêt modèle fonctionne au niveau régional pour promouvoir la gestion durable des paysages forestiers importants grâce à la recherche, l’éducation et les projets appliqués. Forêts Modèles soutenir les collectivités forestières en rassemblant les informations, les outils et les meilleures pratiques nécessaires pour surmonter les obstacles et identifier de nouvelles opportunités. Ce guide a été élaboré dans le cadre du développement socio-économique du programme d’indicateurs. Il est soutenu par un comité de pilotage des membres du RCFM et des partenaires de partout au pays.


An individual-based forest model links canopy dynamics and shade tolerances along a soil moisture gradient

LiveMAGICC Online calculator i-Tree Urban Forest Assessment Applications

i-Tree  peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and community forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.

Climate Change and Carbon Tools


The International Environmental Modelling & Software Society  iEMSs a not-for-profit organization uniting private persons and organizations dealing with environmental modelling, software and related topics.

 New NASA Studies to Examine Climate/Vegetation Links A high-resolution, multiple-wavelength imaging spectrometer from JPL will study the effectiveness of water use by vegetation.  A laser-based system from the University of Maryland, College Park, will observe the structure of forest canopy. This instrument will be completed in 2019

 AIACC Program (Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors).AIACC-DMS Toolkit the website provides brief descriptions of software and computer models that are useful in impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability assessments. Sections cover climate, agricultural, water resource, and ecosystem software tools.

SEDAC, the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, Sis a Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) in the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SEDAC focuses on human interactions in the environment. It develops and operates applications that support the integration of socioeconomic and Earth science data and to serve as an “Information Gateway” between the Earth and social sciences.

Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change, and a Regional SCENario GENerator (MAGICC/SCENGEN )

MAGICC/SCENGEN  an accessible software that uses emissions scenarios for greenhouse gases, reactive gases, and sulfur dioxide in order to construct predictions of global mean temperature, sea level rise, and regional climate.

The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) deals with the Earth’s surface – and the interfaces between lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere. They develop, support, and disseminate integrated software modules that predict the movement of fluids, and the flux (production, erosion, transport, and deposition) of sediment and solutes in landscapes and their sedimentary basins. lists all their models The National Solar Radiation Database, or NSRDB, describes the amount of solar energy which is available at any location in the United States. It is generated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with the assistance of many collaborators These and other Federal efforts will be amplified by a number of ambitious private commitments. For example, Esri, the company that produces the ArcGIS software used by thousands of city and regional planning experts, will be partnering with 12 cities across the country to create free and open “maps and apps” to help state and local governments plan for climate change impacts. Google will donate one petabyte—that’s 1,000 terabytes—of cloud storage for climate data, as well as 50 million hours of high-performance computing with the Google Earth Engine platform. The company is challenging the global innovation community to build a high-resolution global terrain model to help communities build resilience to anticipated climate impacts in decades to come. And the World Bank will release a new field guide for the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, which is working in more than 20 countries to map millions of buildings and urban infrastructure.

Open Science

World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

The Urban Forestry Section of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has developed this online directory to facilitate research collaboration and information dissemination among its members across the globe

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links


The Fuller Challenge has defined an emerging field of practice: the whole systems approach to understanding and intervening in complex and interrelated crises for wide-scale social and environmental impact. The entry criteria have established a new framework through which to identify and measure effective, enduring solutions to global sustainability’s most entrenched challenges. The rigorous selection process has set a unique standard, gaining renown as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” (Mid-February, 2015: Begin Accepting Online Applications)

We Share Science was developed to provide an open access platform for researchers, regardless of discipline, to share their research with the world.  From research on gender-based violence in South Asia to mechanical engineering research at MIT, we all benefit when research is shared globally in a format that is widely accessible.  Using short videos researchers can now share their research with world, as well as learn about the research of others. This innovative platforms that brings together the best of Pinterest, YouTube, and TedTalks to create a new way to share scientific research (We Share Science videos).