The Canadian Hydrographic Conference allows the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Science Sector, Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans to maintain Canada’s profile as a leader in hydrographic and oceanographic operations.

It is a non-profit, scientific and technical group of more than 200 members with the objective of:

  • Advancing the development of hydrography, marine cartography and associated activities in Canada;
  • Furthering the knowledge and professional development of its members;
  • Enhancing and demonstrating the public need for hydrography;
  • Assisting in the development of hydrographic sciences in developing countries

Other CHA objectives include:

  • Raising public awareness about the importance of hydrography and demonstrating its importance
  • Assisting in the advancement of hydrographic sciences in developing countries

It is the only national hydrographic organization in Canada. It embraces the disciplines of:

  • Hydrographic surveying;
  • Marine cartography;
  • Marine geodesy;
  • Offshore exploration;
  • Tidal and tidal current studies.