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Data Gaps & Agricultural Adaptation - Emily MacNair, Climate Action Initiative

An overview of research and projects that the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative has undertaken to fill in data gaps to support agricultural adaptation and highlights of remaining gaps.

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Data Gaps & Agricultural Adaptation - Emily MacNair, Climate Action Initiative

  1. 1. Data gaps and agricultural adaptation Improving data sharing and data access Tuesday December 3, 2019
  2. 2. tools & resources enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca Outline • Identification of baseline data gaps • Common data gaps and links to adaptation • CAI projects in key areas
  3. 3. 2013 2013 2014 2015 2016 August 2019 July 2019 summer 2020 Regional Adaptation Program strategies
  4. 4. tools & resources enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca • Weather data • Pest (insects, diseases, weeds) data • Water resource data Key Agricultural Data Gaps
  5. 5. tools & resources enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca Weather data Adaptation • Precision management • Tracking changes, events, extremes • Decision support tools CAI projects • Peace network • Kootenay & Boundary assessment • DAS Gap • Station coverage • Data quality • Forecasting • Network maintenance
  6. 6. tools & resources enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca Pests (insects, diseases, weeds) Adaptation • Real-time management • Decision tools • Pest/weather links • Tracking population changes CAI projects • Peace pest monitoring • DAS Gap • Landscape- level monitoring • Data access • Pest models
  7. 7. tools & resources enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca Water resources Adaptation • Management decisions • Infrastructure and investment decisions CAI projects • Livestock surface water • Delta and Fraser Valley supply and demand Gap • Baseline data • Assessing source vulnerability
  8. 8. For information on CAI projects: • resources, fact sheets, reports: www.bcagclimateaction.ca • newsletter: www.bcagclimateaction.ca/subscribe • Facebook: @BCAgClimateAction • Twitter: @BCAgCAI Emily MacNair Emily@BCAgClimateAction.ca

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