Evaluation of Canada’s meteorological warning services for Arctic Ocean

Final Report

Audit and Evaluation Branch
April 2014

(PDF; 564 Kb)

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed June 2013
Report sent for management response April 2014
Management response received April 2014
Report completed April 2014
Report approved by Deputy Minister April 2014

Acronyms used in the report

CCG
Canadian Coast Guard
CIS
Canadian Ice Service
CSB
Corporate Services Branch
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DPR
Departmental Performance Reports
EC
Environment Canada
FTE
Full Time Employee
Gs&Cs
Grants and Contributions
GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
HF
High frequency
IHO
International Hydrographic Organization
IMO
International Maritime Organization
IPY
International Polar Year
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
MSI
Maritime Safety Information
MCTS
Marine Communications and Traffic Service
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
PAA
Program Alignment Architecture
POR
Public Opinion Research
PM
Performance Measurement
QMS
Quality Management System
RPP
Report on Plans and Priorities
S&T
Science and Technology
SMT
Services to Marine Transportation
SSC
Shared Service Canada
WES
Weather and Environmental Services
WMO
World Meteorological Organization

Acknowledgments

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 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.

The evaluation was conducted by Goss Gilroy Inc. and the Evaluation Directorate, Audit and Evaluation Branch.

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