Nature and Environment

EOLakeWatch / AttentionLacsOT

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) uses satellite remote sensing to monitor lake-wide water quality indicators across Canadian inland waters. Remote sensing provides a cost-effective solution to obtain frequent lake-wide water quality observations in support of lake science and inland water quality management on an on-going basis. The datasets presented in the EOLakeWatch interactive web-tool provide long-term satellite-derived monitoring of water quality indicators, contributing to programs such as the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative and Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative.


Clouds is designed to be clear and concise, while offering the same degree of detail as other weather apps. Clouds features high-quality, trusted data sources, including current conditions and forecasts directly from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Clouds is also designed to be fast, giving you all the information you need right away using your current GPS location.


ContaMire presents all the data from the Contaminated Sites Inventory of the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) of Quebec and the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory of the Government of Canada. In addition to the use of national colours in the legend, the specificities of each are identified by the abbreviation (QC) to designate the MELCC directory and (CA) to designate the federal contaminated sites directory.

Extreme Weather Indices

A suite of extreme weather indices has been created to help with agricultural decision-making. The indices are short-term weekly forecasts (for up to a month ahead) that predict risks to agricultural production from extreme weather factors related to temperature, precipitation, heat, and wind. New users may want to start with the Learn About link below. More experienced users may want to go directly to View the Maps and Download Data links.