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February CMOS Ottawa Lunch Meeting

February 19 @ 12:00 - 14:00


Genevieve BechardSpeaker: Dr. Geneviève Béchard, Director General – Hydrographer General of Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Service

Title: CHS: Moving to Digital Operations

Abstract: CHS: Moving to Digital Operations The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is Canada’s agency for charting Canadian waters. Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world, with more than a third of its territory underwater. As a maritime nation, global maritime transport traffic is significant. Hydrography supports safe navigation and shipping through the production of nautical charts and other publications including water levels. With opportunities provided by emerging technologies and the move to e-navigation and autonomous shipping, hydrography is becoming digital. This presentation will provide an overview of international developments and how CHS is preparing to make the move to a data-centric organization, moving from static to dynamic products and services.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Genevieve Béchard was appointed Hydrographer General of Canada and Director General for the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in February 2018. She has joined CHS at an exciting time when there are profound changes in the world of hydrography as it goes digital. She previously held executive positions with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, the Geological Survey of Canada and the Meteorological Service of Canada. Dr. Béchard leads Canada’s representation at the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), co-chairs the IHO United States – Canada Hydrographic Commission and is the current Vice-Chair of the IHO Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission. Dr. Béchard holds a Ph.D in microbiology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

Cost: $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10


February 19
12:00 - 14:00
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Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess
4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
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