Monitor weather, water, air quality and climate conditions; provide forecasts, information and warnings to the Canadian public and targeted sectors through a range of service delivery options; conduct research; develop and maintain computer-based models for predicting weather and other environmental conditions; and collaborate and exchange data with other national meteorological services and with international organizations.
In 2020-21, ECCC will continue to provide Canadians with accurate and timely information on weather and environmental conditions to help them make decisions about their health, safety and economic well-being. To do so, ECCC will rely on scientific expertise, a leading-edge approach to data management and analysis, and innovative information techniques. Using a state-of-the-art supercomputer solution to bring together thousands of observations about Canada?s environment and other data available from domestic and international partners, ECCC’s meteorologists and scientists work around the clock in prediction centres across the country to deliver forecasts for the weather, extreme weather conditions, and water-related events. This helps Canadians and weather-sensitive businesses prepare for weather events and become more resilient to the consequences of climate change. For example, the Canadian Hurricane Centre meteorologists track the intensity and path of storms and issue warnings for those with potential to affect Canada or its waters. In addition, ECCC will continue to leverage social media channels to broaden its reach when notifying Canadians of the potential for high-impact weather events.
- Departmental Result: Canadians use authoritative weather and related information to make decisions about their health and safety