The Canadian Hydrographic Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of hydrography in Canada.

CHA Objectives

  • Provide a venue for interested parties from industry, academia, the public service and other sectors to exchange information and share advancements in the discipline of hydrography.
  • Improve the awareness of hydrography’s critical importance at a national scale to influence policy, inform people and attract new recruits into the field.
  • Support training and education opportunities for those wishing to enter the discipline and the continuing education of hydrographers.
  • Work in partnership with international hydrographic and other associations to ensure hydrography in Canada is well integrated with related disciplines and continues to progress and improve.

Achieving CHA objectives through:

  • Organizing opportunities for members to exchange information and learn of new developments in the field.
  • Holding monthly meetings of the national CHA board to determine and implement strategic directions and monitor progress.
  • Publishing and maintaining the CHA website and social media platforms to inform and notify members of upcoming events
  • Organizing biennial international conferences to bring a wide spectrum of participants together to present and discuss advances in hydrography and related disciplines.
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with key associations and organizations having common goals.
  • Recognizing the achievements of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the hydrographic profession and/or its related disciplines through the annual Sam Masry Award.
  • Providing financial support to deserving students studying hydrography or a related subject through the annual CHA Award.

Become a Member

Membership is open to anyone engaged or with interests in hydrography and marine cartography, hydrographers, cartographers and all those working in associated disciplines.

Check out the benefits of membership HERE and the special benefits for corporate members HERE