Centre Interdisciplinaire de Développement en Cartographie des Océans (CIDCO)
Technopole maritime du Québec
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The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO) is a marine geomatics R&D organization. Dedicated to the enhancement of state-of-the-art technology for marine geospatial data acquisition, management and graphic representation, the CIDCO is a not for profit organization answering the R&D needs of the industry and the community at large.


CIDCO's mission is to modernize hydrography through research, development, training and technology transfer and to enhance its outcomes in a sustainable way thanks to its partnerships and its leading-edge expertise.


Be a world-class hydrographic research and development center that contributes to the success of its partners and clients by designing innovative solutions and transferring knowledge.


  • Increase the expertise in marine geomatics in the region;
  • Improve or develop new methods and technologies for ocean mapping;
  • Work with industry, government departments and institutions for the development and improvement of technological solutions for the maritime sector;
  • Be a building block for the development of marine information technology and services in the region.