Identifying climate-related heat and drought risks and vulnerabilities in Tribal Chiefs Ventures communities

The project will include four phases: (1) preparation and training, (2) data collection, (3) data analysis, and (4) sharing results. During the preparatory phase, TCV will establish an advisory committee made up of community members from each of the six TCV communities. The advisory committee will aid in the preparation of a data gathering plan and team members will be trained on using the web-based mapping technology called "Community Mapper". Interviews and focus groups with elders, hunters, fishers, and gatherers will take place in each First Nation on the changes to the landscape in their lifetime. Sessions will be digitally recorded, while documenting sites of observed change on Community Mapper. Community infrastructure (e.g. bridges, health centers, water treatment facilities, schools, etc.) will be documented through workshops with local band members and TCV staff. Data analysis and modelling will then be conducted and applied to Community Mapper to view possible climate scenarios overlaying infrastructure and observed climate changes. Results will be shared with communities in small workshops, to show the cumulative layers of community effort to create a complete map of observed changes and possible climate projections.

Metadata Access
Creator Tribal Chiefs Ventures Incorporated
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact adaptation(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-113.620W, 53.510S, -113.560E, 53.530N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-03-31T00:00:00Z