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Evaluation of the Services to Marine Transportation Sub-activity
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures
Table 1: Annual Financial Expenditures for 2.2.2 Services to Marine Transportation
Description: Table 1 displays the salary, O&M, Capital, VNR –Salary and VNR –O&M expenditures for the individual marine and ice components of the SMT program, as well as the total, for the four years from 2007-08 to 2010-11. 2010-11 also includes the expenditures for the Metareas initiative.
Table 2: SMT Service by Region
Description: Table 2 identifies which program services (i.e., short-term forecast, weather warnings, extended forecast, technical marine synopsis, marine weather statement, wave height forecast, NAVTEX forecast, ice hazard bulletins, recreational boating marine forecast, MAFOR forecast) are delivered in each of the six marine regions.
Table 3: Services to Marine Transportation Program Results Chain
Description: Table 3 presents the program results chain for the SMT Program, identifying the activities, outputs and target clients, as well as the outcomes for the program and the higher level departmental strategic outcomes that the program contributes toward.
Table 4: Key Informant Interviewees: Long-form Interview Guide
Description: Table 4shows the total number of interviews completed for each key informant type. The total number of interviews completed is also included in the table.
Table 5: End User Type: Questionnaire
Description: Table 5shows the total number of interviews completed for each category of end-user (i.e., recreational mariner/sport fisher, professional mariner, professional fish harvester, ship manager or operator, other). The total number of interviews completed with end-users is also included in the table.
Table 6: Rating Symbols and Significance
Description: Table 6 displays the scale used to rate the degree to which relevance and performance has been achieved by the program. These ratings include: Achieved; Progress Made, Attention Needed; Little Progress, Priority for Attention; and Not Applicable. The tilda (~) symbol denotes that the outcomes achievement ratings have been based solely on subjective evidence.
Table 7: SMT Linkages by Subject Area
Description:Table 7 lists the organizations involved with various aspects or subject areas of the SMT program.
Table 8: Performance Measurement Data Availability
Description: Table 8 lists the indicators associated with various outputs and outcomes of the SMT SA, and describes the data that is collected against each of these indicators, including the frequency/availability of the data (e.g., monthly or quarterly data available, no data available).
Table 9: Detailed List of Outputs and Results
Description: Table 9 presents the data collected against the SMT indicators, as listed in table 8, and provides a summary of the results of the data related to the performance of the SMT SA.
Figure 1: Distribution of Marine Weather Sources used by Respondents
Description: Figure 1 is a bar chart that presents the number of respondents from the survey of end users using each of a variety of sources for marine weather information. It also includes the number of respondents who indicated that a particular source was their main source.
Figure 2: Rating of the Marine Weather Service
Description: Figure 2 is a bar chart that presents the distribution of ratings by survey respondents on various characteristics of the weather service (accuracy, usefulness, ease of understanding, timeliness and accessibility), on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “poor” and 5 means “excellent”.
Table 10: Transportation Safety Board – Summary Table 2005-2009
Description: Table 10 provides a summary of key statistics from the Transportation Safety Board for the five years from 2005 to 2009, including the number of reports which occurred during the year, the number of incidents where weather or ice conditions was a factor, the number of reports where service provided by the MSC was accurate and a brief summary of the type of incidents reported.
Table 11: Annual Financial Expenditures for 2.2.2 Services to Marine Transportation (identical to Table 1)
Description: Table 11 displays the FTEs, salary, O&M, Capital, VNR –Salary and VNR –O&M expenditures for the individual marine and ice components of the SMT program, as well as the total, for the four years from 2007-08 to 2010-11. 2010-11 also includes the expenditures for the Metareas initiative.
Table 12: Year over Year Changes in Expenditures
Description: Table 12 presents the year over year changes in spending for the the FTEs, salary, O&M, Capital, VNR –Salary and VNR –O&M expenditures for the individual marine and ice components of the SMT program, as well as the total, for the four years from 2007-08 to 2010-11. 2010-11 also includes the expenditures for the Metareas initiative.
Table 13: Percentage distribution of resources over last four fiscal years
Description: Table 13 presents the percentage distribution of expenditures among the three branches (MSC, S&T, CIOB) for the marine component and the ice component of SMT for the 4 years from 2007-08 to 2010-11. The total expenditure distribution by branch is also presented for each year.
Figure 3: Relative Spending on Meteorological Services
Description: Figure 3 displays a bar graph on the relative spending on meteorological services, sorted by country. For each country the graph indicates per capita expenditures on meteorological services and dollars per square kilometre on meteorological services.
Annex 1: Evaluation Issues, Indicators, Data Sources
Description: Annex 1 depicts the evaluation matrix, which describes the questions addressed in the evaluation. The table also provides the indicators used to measure achievement and the proposed sources and/or methods that were used to obtain evidence for each indicator.
Annex 2: Summary of Findings
Description: Annex 2 provides a table displaying a summary rating for each evaluation question that was addressed, sorted by relevance, performance, and economy and efficiency. These ratings include: Achieved; Progress Made, Attention Needed; Little Progress, Priority for Attention; and Not Applicable.
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