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CHS intellectual property application form


This is an application for a copyright licence or a memorandum of understanding to use Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) products or data (“CHS intellectual property” or “CHS IP”).

CHS will assess your application to determine whether an agreement may be issued. Most requests will be processed within 15 business days; however, this period may be extended depending on the nature of the request. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for processing.

Please note

CHS is no longer accepting new Value-Added Reseller (VAR) applicants until further notice.

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These products are being requested for:

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Applicant information

If applying as a business, training organization, government employee, or for university science research, enter the business or organization’s information below.

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Additional contact

If there is an additional contact, please add the name here. If you checked “I am a student”, you must provide the full name and business address of a permanent faculty member, who will be required to sign the licence agreement.

CHS intellectual property requested

Please specify the CHS IP you wish to access/copy/modify/reproduce. To assist you in itemizing the products you require, please refer to the on-line catalogue or product listings. Please be as precise as possible to help us process your request as quickly as possible.

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Download free Tide, Current, and Water Level Data now available. We offer tidal and water level station data, tides and water levels data archives, current predictions by station, Canadian Tide and Current Tables, important notices, among many others.

Please state clearly the nature of your business and intended use of the CHS IP. Describe any intended creation of products to be sold commercially, products which will not be sold, and/or published papers, web sites, research activities or other forms of distribution. Please include product edition numbers, if applicable.

If you are creating a product to be sold commercially, what is your estimated price for each of your product(s) derived from or including CHS IP? If you need more space than available on this form please follow up with CHSInfo.

If a sub-contractor or another organization will need access to the data or if an agent will provide services related to the licence, please identify

Please allow a minimum of 15 business days to process your application. Availability by date required cannot be guaranteed


A confirmation page will appear if the application has been successfully submitted. If you do not see a confirmation page, please contact

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