The Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC) is a climate change research centre at the University of Regina (UofR). PARC undertakes climate change impacts and adaptation research in the Prairie Provinces.
WHO WE ARE...
In 1998, the federal government proposed a Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN) and a physical node where the effects of climate are significant and where some adaptation research capacity and coordination already exists. The level of agricultural adaptation effort already resident in the national headquarters of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) made Regina the logical base for pursuing climate impacts and adaptation research. Canada’s first regional climate service, the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC), was launched in March 2000. In 2004, when C-CIARN was discontinued, PARC became a research centre of the University of Regina.
WHAT WE DO...
ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE
PARC has the capacity to research natural climate variability and the regional consequence of global climate change
REGIONAL CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT
PARC works with partners in the public and private sector to identify and evaluate the likelihood and consequences of applicable climate risks
SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT FOR ADAPTATION
AND RESILIENCE PLANNING
PARC delivers regionally relevant climate data, information and knowledge in support of adaptation to climate variability and change