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Evaluation of the Services to Marine Transportation Sub-activity

July 2011

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
November 2010
Report sent for management response
June 2011
Management response received
June 2011
Report completed
June 2011
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee
July 2011

Acronyms used in the report

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
ASTD
Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate
CCG
Canadian Coast Guard
CCRS
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
CIOB
Chief Information Officer Branch
CIS
Canadian Ice Service
CSA
Canadian Space Agency
DFAIT
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
DG
Director General
DND
Department of National Defence
EC
Environment Canada
FAR
Forecast Accuracy Ratio
IISPA
Ice Information Services Partnership Agreement
IMO
International Maritime Organization
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
JCOMM
Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
MCTS
Marine Communications and Traffic Services
METAREAs
Meteorological Areas
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NAIS
North American Ice Service
NASA
North American Space Agency
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
OGDs
Other government departments
PAA
Program Activity Architecture
PMF
Performance Measurement Framework
POD
Probability of Detection
QMS
Quality Management System
SA
Sub-activity
S&T
Branch Science and Technology Branch
SMT
Services to Marine Transportation
SWG
Standards Working Group
TC
Transport Canada
WEPS
Weather and Environmental Prediction Services
WES
Weather and Environmental Services
WMO
World Meteorological Organization

Acknowledgements

The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees and survey respondents who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation.

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Gavin Lemieux, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, William Blois, and included Susan Wharton, Ryan Brown, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Katheryne O’Connor, Kathryn Harris and Dan Wright.

Prepared by the Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch

 
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