Hydrography and e-navigation

Find out how e-navigation helps navigators plan a voyage in Canada.

E-navigation in Canada

E-navigation (electronic navigation) is the:

  • use of high-tech equipment to analyze and collate maritime data
  • electronic delivery of navigational information and communications

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is in charge of delivering marine navigational services in Canada. In 2008, the CCG began the development of a national e-navigation implementation strategy. Since then, they've worked to develop the federal vision for e-navigation with:

  • the Canadian Hydrographic Service
  • Transport Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • other federal partners

Canada's maritime information portal

Canada's maritime information portal directs mariners access to all the official electronic data and services needed to plan a voyage in Canada. This includes:

  • tides
  • charts
  • notices
  • hazards
  • currents
  • ice conditions
  • marine weather
  • sailing directions

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