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Mariner's Workshop 2021

The Shipping Federation is pleased to invite you to its 2021 annual Mariners' Workshop organized in collaboration with key Federal partners such as the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Hydrographic Service and Transport Canada.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 Mariners’ Workshop event will be held remotely and offered at no charge to participants on January 27 and 28, 2021. The goal is to encourage a dialogue among mariners as well as provide an opportunity to interact with manufacturers, service providers, regulators and other stakeholders. The primary focus of the 2021 workshop is the continuous modernization of Canadian waterways supported by e-Navigation. 

This event will offer more than a webinar or online meeting by including:

  • Q&A sessions
  • Insightful keynotes
  • and more...

The list of participants can be found HERE.

day 1 - january 27, 2021

All times in EST


Welcome & Logistics 

• Shipping Federation of Canada - Michael Broad & Karen Kancens


Opening Remarks

• Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner - Mario Pelletier


Government Agency Perspectives & Initiatives

Segment moderated by Capt. Philip McCarter

• Canadian Coast Guard - Antonella Ferro
• Transport Canada - Marie-Helene Roy
• Canadian Hydrographic Service - Dr. Geneviève Béchard

1230 Health Break

Global Strategies for Electronic Navigation

Segment moderated by Denis Hains

• International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - Omar Frits Eriksson 
• International Hydrographic Organization - Abri Kampfer

1355     Closing Remarks 

DAY 2 - JANUARY 28, 2021

All times in EST


Welcome & Logistics

• Shipping Federation of Canada


Government Agency Perspectives & Initiatives

Segment moderated by Capt. Philip McCarter

• Environnent and Climate Change Canada – Dan Huang
• National Research Council Canada – Marie-Chantal Ross 
• St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation - Benoit Nolet 
• United States Coast Guard – Dave Lewald


Health Break


S-100 Next Generation of Dynamic Geospatial Navigation Services: The Full Value Chain 

Segment moderated by Denis Hains

• Canadian Hydrographic Service - Louis Maltais
• Teledyne Caris - Karen Cove
• PRIMAR - Hans Christoffer Lauritzen
• OneOcean - Mike Montesano 
• SEAiq - Mark Hayden 
• Corporation des Pilotes du Bas Saint-Laurent - Pascal Rhéaume

• Laurentian Pilotage Authority - Cedric Baumelle

1355 Closing Remarks