Welcome to the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) homepage.  CCRN is a collaborative research network bringing together the unique expertise of a team of over 40 Canadian university and government scientists, representing 8 universities and 4 federal government agencies.  The network is funded for 5 years (2013-18) through the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) Initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

CCRN’s overall aims are to integrate existing and new sources of data with improved predictive and observational tools to understand, diagnose and predict interactions amongst the cryospheric, ecological, hydrological, and climatic components of the changing Earth system at multiple scales, with a geographic focus on Western Canada’s rapidly changing cold interior.