Hydrography

Navigational products, services and information to ensure the safety of mariners.

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Economic benefits of hydrography

Offshore gas and oil sites, expanding navigation and mapping seabeds for renewable energy.

Canadian Hydrographic Service and the law

Legislation, regulation and enforcement of hydrography and oceans science.

Defining Canada’s extended continental shelf

Canada’s program for extending the continental shelf and defining our maritime boundaries.

Marine geodetic (surveying) advice and expertise

Nautical geodesy, maritime limits and boundaries, calculations for charts, consultations and expert testimony.

Standards for developers

Standards followed by the Canadian Hydrographic Service for developing nautical products.

Canadian Hydrographic Service collaborations

Work with other government agencies, international partners and private industry partners.

Acquiring hydrographic data

Measuring depths, heights, water levels and vertical datum for nautical publications.

Data processing techniques

How we convert raw data, use processing software and extract information.

Data management

Network of systems used to manage, process data, store, deliver services and products.

Advisory Committee on Undersea Feature Names

About, and how to submit a naming proposal for undersea and surface maritime features.

World Hydrography Day

An annual celebration of hydrography.

E-navigation

Merging electronic marine information on ships and on shore to improve safe navigation.

Successes under the Ocean’s Protection Plan

Accomplishments in modern hydrography and charting under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.

Trusted Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry [PDF]

The Danish Geodata Agency and the Canadian Hydrographic Service jointly prepared a whitepaper that envisions the creation of a modern infrastructure able to handle large amounts of Trusted Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry data.

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