Denis Hains is the “United States & Canada Hydrographic Commission’s” representative on the International Hydrographic Review (IHR) Board of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO); he is Affiliate Research Scientist with the University of New Hampshire, Centre for Coastal & Ocean Mapping (UNH-CCOM); and he is also the Founder, President and CEO of the company H2i.
He graduated from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada with a Bachelor in Geodetic Sciences, he is a Quebec Land Surveyor. He had a successful 35-year career in the Public Service of Canada. He worked 20 years for Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) both in Mont-Joli and Ottawa, including 2 years for the Canadian Coast Guard. In addition, he worked 15 years forNatural Resources Canada, where he held many positions including primarily National Executive Director of the Canadian Geodetic Survey. He occupied senior executive positions for 30 years, with all the organizations he worked with and had been very active internationally. He retired in January 2018 as Director General CHS and HYDROGRAPHER GENERAL OF CANADA, in Ottawa.