Canadian Coast Guard, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), has recently expanded a test bed displaying meteorological and hydrographic (Met/Hydro) data via AIS Application Specific Messages (AIS ASM). This test bed was initially started July 2016 in the Western Region, and in May 2017 was expanded across the country.

This test bed enables mariners to access Met/Hydro data at select ECCC/CHS stations on an ECDIS/ECS, if properly configured.

The following image shows which sites are currently displaying meteorological and hydrographic data in the Western region.

Following you will find a brief questionnaire regarding this test bed. Responses will be extremely helpful in the expansion and improvement of this information service through AIS. 

Thank you for your assistance.