Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes

MSc Student Dr. Laura Brown, supervisor

Research and Professional Interests

My research and professional interests include tidal predictions, tidal analysis, water level measurements, hydrographic surveying, the Canadian Arctic, GNSS, geodesy, remote sensing, GIS, and climatology and its effects on water level records. I have been employed with the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) for the past 10 years as a Multidisciplinary Hydrographer. Most of my work has involved hydrographic surveying in the Canadian Arctic and on the Great Lakes. For the past three years, I have been working in the Tides, Currents, and Water Level operations unit, responsible for collecting water level observations in support of hydrographic surveys, the Continuous Vertical Datum for Canada Waters (CVDCW) project, the International Great Lakes Datum 2020 update project as well as the Central and Arctic Regions permanent and temporary tidal/water level gauging networks. My research at UTM involves exploring meteorological enhanced predicted tides in the Canadian Arctic to validate separation models used for the vertical reduction in hydrographic surveys.

Honours and Awards

  • 2018 Regional Directors Award - For “outstanding efforts to implement the observation network in support of IGLD 2020”
  • 2016 Regional Directors Award - For “recognition of your contributions towards the CHS process enhancements that support Water Level Data Management” for the development of the Tidal Adjustment Form.
  • 2014 Immediate recognition Award – 2014 - For the creation of an in-house tide gauge training centre


Research Supervisor/mentor: 
Dr. Laura Brown


MSc Student – University of Toronto
Bachelor of Science with distinction – Athabasca University
Environmental Technology – Sir Sandford Fleming College
Business Administration – Finance – Sheridan College Institute of Technology