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Exceeding Expectations: Port Readiness Gary smith

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