Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT)

Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT) Extreme water level along the marine coastline is a result of a combination of storm surge, tides, and ocean waves. Future projections of climate change in the marine environment indicate that rising sea level and declining sea ice will cause changes in extreme water levels, which will impact Canada's coastlines and the infrastructure in these areas. Understanding these changes is essential for developing adaptation strategies that can minimize the harmful effects that may result. CAN-EWLAT is a science-based planning tool for climate change adaptation of coastal infrastructure related to future water-level extremes and changes in wave climate. The tool includes two main components: 1) vertical allowance and 2) wave climate. CAN-EWLAT was developed primarily for DFO Small Craft Harbours (SCH) locations, but it should prove useful for coastal planners dealing with infrastructure along Canada’s ocean coastlines. Cite this data as: Greenan B. Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT) Published June 2022. Oceans Ecosystems Science Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, N.S. 2022-06-06 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Blair.Greenan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentOceans Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT)FGDB/GDB https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Canadian_Extreme_Water_Level_Adaptation_Tool/Downloads/CanEWLAT_Downloads.gdb.zip Data DictonaryCSV https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Canadian_Extreme_Water_Level_Adaptation_Tool/DataDictionary/CanEWLAT_DataDictionary.csv Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT)ESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Canadian_Extreme_Water_Level_Adaptation_Tool_CAN_EWLAT/MapServer Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT)ESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Outil_canadien_d_adaptation_aux_niveaux_d_eau_extremes_OCANEE/MapServer

Extreme water level along the marine coastline is a result of a combination of storm surge, tides, and ocean waves. Future projections of climate change in the marine environment indicate that rising sea level and declining sea ice will cause changes in extreme water levels, which will impact Canada's coastlines and the infrastructure in these areas. Understanding these changes is essential for developing adaptation strategies that can minimize the harmful effects that may result.

CAN-EWLAT is a science-based planning tool for climate change adaptation of coastal infrastructure related to future water-level extremes and changes in wave climate. The tool includes two main components: 1) vertical allowance and 2) wave climate. CAN-EWLAT was developed primarily for DFO Small Craft Harbours (SCH) locations, but it should prove useful for coastal planners dealing with infrastructure along Canada’s ocean coastlines.

Cite this data as: Greenan B. Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT) Published June 2022. Oceans Ecosystems Science Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, N.S.

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Delivery Point: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006

City: Dartmouth

Administrative Area: Nova Scotia

Postal Code: B2Y 4A2

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: Blair.Greenan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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