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Offshore Expertise

Since the Offshore is the largest part of its area of jurisdiction, the ACLS has shown leadership through the following initiatives:

  • Promotion of a Marine Cadastre for Canada
  • Promotion of the role of the CLS in defining Canada’s outer limits in the offshore in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
  • Promotion of the ACLS national certification program for hydrographers, in order to establish a standard for which hydrographic competence may be measured. See "Becoming a CLS" section.
  • Publication and promotion of the book entitled "Canada’s Offshore: Jurisdiction, Rights, and Management", in both official languages. Copies can be purchased from: or