Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15
Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome
Program 3.7 - Hydrographic Products and Services
The safe use of Canadian waterways requires knowledge of the physical limitations to navigation. The Canadian Hydrographic Service contributes to safety on Canadian waterways by undertaking hydrographic surveys from primarily Canadian Coast Guard vessels to, measure, describe, and chart the physical features of Canada's oceans and navigable inland waters. As Canada's hydrographic authority, the Canadian Hydrographic Service uses these data to produce up-to-date, timely and accurate navigational products in support of domestic and international marine transportation in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, and the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life At Sea Convention. In addition to supporting Safe and Secure Waters strategic objectives, hydrographic information is a foundational support for a spectrum of research and development applications in engineering, ocean research, maritime security, marine navigation, ocean management, ecosystem science and the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors.
Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
Human Resources (full-time equivalents)
|Expected Result||Performance Indicator||Target||Date to be Achieved|
|Users of Canada's waterways have the products and services they need for safe navigation on Canada's waterways||Percentage of the planned chart production completed in national priority areas||75%||March 31, 2015|
|Percentage of Canadian Hydrographic Service publicized levels of service that are met or near met||75%||March 31, 2015|
- Advance charting work of the Canadian Hydrographic Service as well as operational oceanography to support prevention.
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