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)
- Implementation of the Canadian Hydrographic Surveyor Certification Program which has officially recognized by the IHO/FIG/ICA International Board of Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC).
- Publication of the book entitled “Canada’s Offshore: Jurisdiction, Rights, and Management”, in both official languages.