Video: Hydrographic Surveyors with Public Services and Procurement Canada

Hydrographic surveyors with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) are responsible for providing detailed underwater maps which are used for quality assurance in dredging projects for the Federal government.

Transcript: Hydrographic Surveyors with Public Services and Procurement Canada

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[Music plays]

(Text on screen: Public Services and Procurement Canada)

[Shot of a water.]

(Text on screen: Canadian waterways provide 316,000 jobs and allow passage for $157 billion dollars worth of trade annually. Hydrographic surveys provide detailed underwater maps allowing these jobs and trade to thrive safely.)

[Shot of Bayne Horton, Hydrographic Surveyor, sitting inside the cabin of the boat and talking.]

(Text on screen: Bayne Horton, Hydrographic Surveyor, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada)

So hydrographic surveyors, basically we chart the ocean floor, we measure depths.

[Image of a small boat driving on water.]

[Image of a hydrographic image of the water level seen on a computer screen.]

[Image of a second view of hydrographic images on computer screen.]

When you go out and about and you have a chart that says that you have 1.7 metres of water, we're the guys that say you have 1.7 metres of water.

[Shot of Bayne Horton looking at three monitors with hydrographic images on them.]

Hydrographic survey is important because there's literally no other way to tell what's under the water.

[Shot of a left to right view of three monitors with hydrographic images on them.]

It's also quite important for dredge projects for quality assurance for the government.

[Shot of Bayne Horton talking.]

[Shot of a boat sitting on a boat trailer being pulled by a truck.]

[Shot of a boat trailer being backed down to a launching area.]

So a typical day for us: basically we get up in the morning, make sure the boat's all secure and everything is strapped down and legal on the trailer.

[Shot of a boat on a boat trailer being backed into the water.]

[Shot of Bayne Horton talking.]

[Shot of a man in front of GPS gear]

[Shot of a hydrographic images of water depths seen on computer screen.]

We'll tow the boat to a site, put the boat in the water, do some reconnaissance, set up our GPS gear and then we'll do a hydrographic survey.

[Shot of a boat moving on water in front of the Alexandra Bridge.]

[Shot of a graphic of a boat on water seen on computer screen.]

[Shot of a hydrographic images of water depths seen on computer screen.]

We have a LiDAR that sits on top and scans everything over above the water and we have a multi beam that goes underneath the boat and scans everything under the water.

[Shot of Bayne Horton talking.]

[Shot of a small boat driving on water.]

[Shot of Bayne Horton talking.]

I like a lot of things about my job. I love being on the water. I like the people I work with. I feel like our group is quite respected and held in high regard by a lot of people in this field.

[Shot of a boat moving down a waterway. Chaudiere Crossing can be seen in the distance.]

[Shot of Bayne Horton talking.]

To do this job on a very nice sunny day. It's probably one of the best jobs we have in my opinion.

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