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.

Building closure – 200 Kent st. - posted on: 08/26/2019

There are partial power outages at 200 Kent st. on August 26th, 2019 and the building is closed for the next few days. During this period there may by periods of unavailability due to the technical problems.

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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