Announcements and important messages
Find announcements and important messages concerning the nautical charts and services section of our website. This includes scheduled maintenance, reported issues with tide and current tables, and changes to how nautical information is communicated.
Information technology infrastructure maintenance – August 21, 2019, 9:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (ET) - posted on: 08/21/2019
We’ll be doing maintenance on the website from August 21, 2019, 9:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (ET). During this period, there may be service interruptions to the tides.gc.ca and the charts.gc.ca websites.
Information technology infrastructure maintenance – August 11, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (ET) - posted on: 07/18/2019
We’ll be doing maintenance on the website on August 11, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (ET). During this period, there may be service interruptions to the tides.gc.ca and the digital data portal websites.
Information technology infrastructure maintenance – June 8, 2019, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (ET) - posted on: 05/17/2019
We will be doing server maintenance which will affect the CHS Digital Data Portal on June 8th, 2019, from approximately 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (ET). During this period, you will not have access to the CHS Digital Data Portal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Advance Notice concerning Certification Requirements - posted on: 02/13/2019
Be advised that effective 1 April 2022, suppliers of hydrographic services to the Government of Canada pursuant to a Hydrographic Services Supply Arrangement will be required to employ either a Certified Hydrographer (CH) or Certified Hydrographic Technician (CHTech), or an alternate certification providing it receives mutual recognition with the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS). The ACLS provides the pathway in Canada for certification of hydrographic and offshore surveyors to international standards. By this notice, the certified employee shall be required to participate directly in the provision of the contracted services. The certification process is open to anyone with appropriate training and experience. The CH or CHTech need not hold a Canada Lands Surveyor Commission. Details concerning how a candidate may achieve certification are provided in the Candidate Handbook on the ACLS website at https://www.acls-aatc.ca/offshore-expertise/canadian-hydrographer-certification-program/.
The 2019 editions of the 7 volumes of Canadian Tide and Current Tables publications are now available - posted on: 11/14/2018
To our vendors and clients: The 2019 editions of the 7 volumes of Canadian Tide and Current Tables publications are now available. At this time we would like to advise of a minor misprint occurring on the back cover of each publication with the year 2018, rather than the year 2019 which occurs on the front covers and throughout the publications. For all users of our publications these volumes are the official Canadian Tide and Current Table publications for 2019 and we deeply regret in advance, any confusion the lone 2018 reference on the back cover may cause. Sincerely Canadian Hydrographic Service
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