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Share and view ideas: Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Transformation Initiative

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from February 3 2021 to February 17, 2021.

Continuous innovation in technology and new international standards in hydrography are bringing a new era of marine navigation with digital products. The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is transforming the way it delivers high-quality data and services to clients, in a timely manner. This means modernizing traditional CHS products and a transition to digital access and delivery for users. We are seeking feedback from stakeholders about their knowledge of the initiative and how to best inform users of the changes.

Join in: How to participate

Share your ideas online

Use the online form to provide your comments.

Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

Participate by mail

Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Canadian Hydrographic Service will engage with:

Key questions for discussion

As the International Hydrographic Organization adopts new international standards, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and other hydrographic offices are moving to digital collection, processing, dissemination, and delivery of data. This will significantly improve our ability to serve those who rely on the work that we do, and will prepare us to meet emerging needs such as machine-to-machine delivery of data and information. This transformation will increase the CHS’ ability to provide our users with the information they need, when they need it, using the cutting-edge technologies now being deployed by most ship operators.

Your ideas and input are sought around the following topics:

The input gathered through this process will be used to better understand how to engage with industry and stakeholders and share information on the upcoming changes.

Privacy notice statement

The Government of Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of participants. Participation in the activity is completely voluntary. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information.

Please do not provide any personal information/history.

Feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.

Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.

Contact us

Canadian Hydrographic Service
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

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