The Interdisciplinary Ocean Mapping Development Center (CIDCO) is a marine geomatics and hydrospatial R&D organization that works to enhance marine spatial data acquisition, management, and graphics technologies.
CIDCO is a non-profit organization (created in 2002) at the forefront of marine science, hydrography and hydrospatial science, serving the R&D and training needs of institutions and industry.
Its team of experts trains hydrographers and hydrospatial specialists from around the world through its IHO-certified Cat-B E-Learning course since 2014. They also develop hydrographic equipment and software such as HydroBall, HydroBlock, HydroTom, Depthstar, OpenSideScan, etc. to facilitate the acquisition and interpretation of underwater data with institutional collaborators and commercial partners.
CIDCO is an active member of the Canadian Coastal Ocean Mapping Research & Education Network (COMREN) and has been recognized by Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a Canadian Champion for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).