The Canadian  Hydrographic Service CHARTING AND SAILING DIRECTIONS OCTOBER 12, 2011 www.charts.gc.ca
CHS Mandate & Mission <ul><li>Measure and describe the physical features of the Canada’s waters (Shape of Bottom, Depths, ...
Area and Regions Atlantic Quebec Central & Arctic Pacific Halifax Mont-Joli Ottawa Burlington Victoria
Pillars of our Mandate <ul><li>Maritime Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean and Freshwater Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>So...
Benefits to Canada   <ul><li>CHS Charts are the Maritime Highways   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Shipping (Tankers, Co...
Marine Transportation <ul><li>40,000 registered vessels (commercial and fishing) </li></ul><ul><li>9 million Recreational ...
St. Anthony, 2010
Carriage Requirements <ul><li>Canada Shipping Act, 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts and Publications Regulations, 1995 </...
The Market Chart Sales by Segment Commercial 29% Fisheries 28% Recreational 42% Research 1%
Data Collection CCGS Matthew CCGS Creed
Survey launches in Labrador
Standardization <ul><li>Member of the International Hydrographic Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based in Monaco </li><...
Maritime Transportation <ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charts - Paper, Vector, Raster </li></ul></ul>...
Hydrographic Data Evolution <ul><li>150 years of low resolution topography </li></ul><ul><li>10 years of high resolution s...
How charts have changed
Sailing Directions
Sailing Directions
Cruising Connections <ul><li>CHS Atlantic has been associated with the cruise industry for the past 20 + years. (Cruise As...
Northern Labrador Charting Initiative
Bonne Bay 2011 Survey
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Exceeding Expectations: Port Readiness Gary smith

  1. 1. The Canadian Hydrographic Service CHARTING AND SAILING DIRECTIONS OCTOBER 12, 2011 www.charts.gc.ca
  2. 2. CHS Mandate & Mission <ul><li>Measure and describe the physical features of the Canada’s waters (Shape of Bottom, Depths, Shoreline, Navigational Aids, Hazards, Tides). </li></ul><ul><li>Provide products and services for safe and efficient navigation, security, & the basic geographic infrastructure for managing Canada’s submerged lands (Surveys, Charts, Tide Tables, Sailing Directions, Territorial Sea & Exclusive Economic Zone Limits, Bathymetric Maps, Seabed Imagery). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Area and Regions Atlantic Quebec Central & Arctic Pacific Halifax Mont-Joli Ottawa Burlington Victoria
  4. 4. Pillars of our Mandate <ul><li>Maritime Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean and Freshwater Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Sovereignty and Security </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits to Canada <ul><li>CHS Charts are the Maritime Highways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Shipping (Tankers, Container, Cruise Ships etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy, CCG, Cruise Ships, Fishing & Recreational Boats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notification of changes to rules, aids, routes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CHS produces Base Maps of Submerged Lands for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources (oil and gas, fishing, gravel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (cables, pipelines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Submerged Lands - show overlapping uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sovereignty & Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy and Coast Guard operations (defence, Searches) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundaries,Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate Tidal Network for Tsunami, Storm Surges Warning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNCLOS (Establish Limits of Continental Shelf) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Marine Transportation <ul><li>40,000 registered vessels (commercial and fishing) </li></ul><ul><li>9 million Recreational boaters </li></ul><ul><li>40 million ferry passengers </li></ul><ul><li>$100 billion in annual trade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% exports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45% imports </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. St. Anthony, 2010
  8. 8. Carriage Requirements <ul><li>Canada Shipping Act, 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts and Publications Regulations, 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ships in excess of 100 tons are required to carry charts and publications when operating in Canadian waters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some provisions exist for vessels of less than 100 tons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts to be latest editions and up to date </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Market Chart Sales by Segment Commercial 29% Fisheries 28% Recreational 42% Research 1%
  10. 10. Data Collection CCGS Matthew CCGS Creed
  11. 11. Survey launches in Labrador
  12. 12. Standardization <ul><li>Member of the International Hydrographic Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based in Monaco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote hydrographic standards for member maritime nations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO-9001:2008 Certified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documented Work Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and External Audits </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Maritime Transportation <ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charts - Paper, Vector, Raster </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product Updates - Notices to Mariners with CCG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sailing Directions (68 volumes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tide and Current Tables (7 volumes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>131, 650 Nautical Miles of Coastline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>968 Charts - 287 in Atlantic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>300 Employees - 70 in Atlantic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution ~ 200,000 Charts/Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>700 Private Chart Dealers Worldwide </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Hydrographic Data Evolution <ul><li>150 years of low resolution topography </li></ul><ul><li>10 years of high resolution sea floor imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Multibeam sonar = the “satellite imagery of the seafloor” </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionized our understanding of the seabed </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest leap in technological advance in seafloor mapping since the echo sounder </li></ul><ul><li>75 years behind onshore mapping </li></ul>
  15. 15. How charts have changed
  16. 16. Sailing Directions
  17. 17. Sailing Directions
  18. 18. Cruising Connections <ul><li>CHS Atlantic has been associated with the cruise industry for the past 20 + years. (Cruise Association, CANAL, Cruise NL, ACCA.) </li></ul><ul><li>Provided surveys, additional data, expertise and support for the industry Regionally during that time. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Northern Labrador Charting Initiative
  20. 20. Bonne Bay 2011 Survey
  21. 21. Thank you

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