The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), Natural Resources Canada is the Government of Canada's centre of excellence for remote sensing and geodesy. CCRS delivers two national services, houses key scientific expertise and undertakes research and development in support of Government of Canada information needs.
In partnership with many government stakeholders, through strong links to academia and private sector, and via international collaborations, CCRS ensures that satellite data works to serve the needs of Canadians.
CCRS delivers the Canadian Spatial Reference System (CSRS), providing the geodetic data used as standards for accurate three-dimensional positioning in Canada. Key geodetic reference infrastructure and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) tracking stations are operated to support this mandate. CCRS scientific expertise supports international efforts for the maintenance of a global geodetic reference frame.