Acquire and develop knowledge on climate change and its impacts, as well as relevant socio-economic and environmental vulnerabilities, to help policy-makers identify, evaluate, promote and implement national, regional and local adaptation strategies.
Being an innovation cluster for regional climatology, impact assessment, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change, as well as a forum for consultation to enable Quebec society better adapt to climate change, all from a perspective of sustainable development.
Plan stratégique 2014-2020 (French only)
Ouranos specializes in:
- Co-financing for interdisciplinary and multi-institutional projects that bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to promote and support adaptation to anticipated climate change
- Climate scenarios and services to multiple partners in Quebec, across Canada and around the world
- Production of regional climate simulations using the Canadian Regional Climate Model 5 (CRCMC5). The new CRCM5 chosen at Ouranos is developed by UQAM’s ESCER centre, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Ouranos by the numbers:
- 13 scientific programs
- More than 50 employees
- More than 100 projects
- Annual revenues of $8-12 million