Information Management

Building a knowledge base about the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area and providing others with access to this information is critical to our work and our mandate.

With the growth of electronic information, we recognize the need for guidance on submitting information. Operators and licence holders who are submitting information as part of their offshore activities should use our Records Management Guidance – Submission of Documents to ensure the information is submitted in the proper format.

Experience in the Field

Troy has over 18 years at the CNSOPB. He is responsible for administration, geoscience data, information technonlogy as well as corporate records. Troy leads a team of 10 professionals.

Troy MacDonald
Director, Information Services

We share and communicate information across our organization and with operators, licence owners, governments, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders every day. We handle our information in compliance with legislative requirements.

Effectively managing the information we receive and generate is important. It helps us make decisions, deliver on our mandate, and develop strategies and processes that make us more efficient and effective at our jobs. We have a team of information management professionals who help us manage the information we receive and generate, and maintain our systems so that we can readily access our records and comply with all applicable legislative requirements. Our systems maintain information related to our mandated functions, business decisions, internal corporate planning, and information received as a result of offshore oil and gas activities.

Our information management cycle begins when we create or receive information. As part of our mandate, it’s our job to collect and manage data about the oil and gas activities occurring in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area. We are responsible to take care of that information and to distribute it to those who request it through our Geoscience Research Centre, Data Management Centre and Access to Information and Privacy requests. When information reaches the end of our information management cycle we make a disposition decision: we preserve the information for future generations or securely dispose.

We post an annual report along with our financial statements to inform readers on our activities from the previous fiscal year, and a monthly summary of travel and hospitality expenses incurred by our Board Members and Acting Chief Executive Officer. 

Learn more below.

We are information curators. We preserve data for future generations. Learn more.

To support public accountability, we publish annual reports and financial statements, and share travel and hospitality expenses of our Board members and Acting Chief Executive Officer. Learn more.

Our Data Management Centre provides easy access to digital data. Learn more

Canadians may request information under the Access to Information Act or request personal information under the Privacy Act. Learn more.