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  • Pre-register for CARIS workshops at Ocean Business 2013 2013/03/25 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be hosting two free workshops at Ocean Business 2013 in Southampton, UK during April 9 - 11, 2013.Bathymetric Processing and Data Management WorkshopTuesday, April 9, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.CARIS/EIVA Integrated Solution for Offshore Survey WorkshopWednesday, April 10, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Conference delegates are encouraged to register for these workshops prior to the confere… Read More

  • Survey results from UKHO-led Mulberry B World War II harbour project 2013/03/25 12:00 AM

    Between September 26 and October 4, 2011, the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) led a detailed bathymetric survey of the Mulberry ‘B’ World War II harbour off Arromanches–les–Bains on the northern coast of France. Intended primarily as a training event for the UKHO’s Seabed Data Centre staff, the survey was also designed to return detailed images of the harbour remains as… Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training opportunities in Australia and New Zealand 2013/03/25 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to offer marine and hydrographic professionals in the Asia Pacific region access to training opportunities on the latest technology across the Ping-to-Chart workflow.With the release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.0, CARIS Asia Pacific is offering new and existing users two training opportunities.HIPS and SIPS Advanced plus 8.0 Update (3 days) Adelaide, Australia April 30 - May 2, 2013T… Read More

  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management Solution webinar 2013/03/11 12:00 AM

    Join CARIS for a webinar featuring the leading solution for the management of bathymetric data.Powered by the CSAR engine and backed by proven relational database technology, CARIS Bathy DataBASE delivers a scalable solution for the management of elevation data. Users can manipulate, analyze and compile data using intuitive CARIS tools and create bathymetric and cartographic products with confiden… Read More

  • HMS Enterprise unveils natural Red Sea wonder 2013/03/11 12:00 AM

    A Royal Navy survey ship has produced a series of captivating images of a Grand Canyon-style ocean floor hidden deep under the Red Sea. HMS Enterprise used her state-of-the-art surveying equipment to reveal the natural wonder during her nine-month mission to improve understanding of the waters east of Suez.Discovering the 250 metre deep canyon after leaving the Egyptian port of Safaga, the ship us… Read More

  • HPD Publications Module introduction for the Netherlands Hydrographic Service 2013/03/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS HPD Publications Module supports the creation and maintenance of nautical publications, such as Notices to Mariners, List of Lights and other publications. The Publications Module, which was recently released in CARIS HPD, has added further production possibilities for existing and new HPD users.After implementing HPD for paper chart and ENC production, the Netherlands Hydrographic Service i… Read More

  • CARIS BASE Editor and Engineering Analysis Module training for Ports of Normandy Authority 2013/03/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS recently visited the Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) in Ouistreham, France for a training course on CARIS BASE Editor and Engineering Analysis Module. The Ports of Normandy Authority is responsible for the maintenance, dredging preparation and dredging monitoring of the ports of Cherbourg and Caen-Ouistreham. CARIS BASE Editor and Engineering Analysis Module have been brought in to complem… Read More

  • IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure meetings in Denmark 2013/02/25 12:00 AM

    The fourth meeting of the IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group (MSDIWG) took place from January 31 to February 1, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was preceded on January 30 by an MSDI Open Forum. Both events were held at the Danish Geodata Agency (GST) and were chaired by Mr. Jens Peter Hartmann, of GST. The aim of both events was to reactivate IHO consideration of MSDI and to prop… Read More

  • Marine Scotland Science updates HIPS and SIPS training to aid current projects 2013/02/25 12:00 AM

    Marine Scotland Science (MSS) recently undertook CARIS HIPS and SIPS training conducted by CARIS BV’s Michal Borkowski at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen, UK. The purpose of the training was to focus on streamlining workflows and processes with their multibeam data. MSS received training a number of years ago, but wanted to update staff on the latest techniques paying particular attention… Read More

  • Crowdsourcing data to provide efficiencies in hydrographic surveying 2013/02/25 12:00 AM

    Many of the 25,000 miles of inland, intracoastal, and coastal waterways that link thousands of ports and harbours in the U.S. have never been completely surveyed. In those areas that have been surveyed, approximately half of the depth sounding data shown on U.S. nautical charts are from before 1940, collected by antiquated leadline soundings and wire drags. To survey the 500,000 square nautical mi… Read More

  • CARIS workshops at Ocean Business 2013 2013/02/25 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be hosting two free workshops at Ocean Business 2013 in Southampton, UK during April 9 - 11, 2013.Bathymetric Processing and Data Management Tuesday, April 9, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Access Grid Room 124/14This workshop will focus on data processing techniques, including the supplementation of water column data, and the storage and management of high density bathymetric surfaces using the… Read More

  • Inland Electronic Navigation Chart production at the Flemish Hydrography 2013/02/11 12:00 AM

    Safety of navigation on inland waterways is as important as in maritime waters. Inland waterways have specific features and regulations that are different from maritime waterways, making the use of existing Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) insufficient. As a result, international standards have been developed specifically for Inland ENCs.Inland ENCs are intended for use on vessels that travel on… Read More

  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE and HPD workflow training for CHS 2013/02/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS recently conducted a training course with the Canadian Hydrographic Services (CHS) in Burlington, Ontario, Canada which focused on the chart compilation workflow between CARIS Bathy DataBASE and CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD).The training course covered components of chart compilation that are not typically covered in introductory Bathy DataBASE or HPD training courses. Topics… Read More

  • Upcoming CARIS workshop at US Hydro 2013 2013/02/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be hosting a free workshop at the US Hydro 2013 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana taking place March 25 - 28, 2013. The workshop will cover the latest hydrographic data processing and management software.During the workshop CARIS experts will guide attendees through the post-processing workflow using the new CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.0 followed by the creation and manipulation of various… Read More

  • Indonesia becomes latest nation to implement HPD 2013/02/11 12:00 AM

    Dinas Hidro-Oseanografi (DISHIDROS), or the Hydro-Oceanographic Office, is the marine surveying and charting authority with the mandate to ensure safety of navigation in Indonesian waters. As Indonesia is an archipelago with more than 17,000 islands and nearly 55,000 km of coastline, DISHIDROS has an extensive hydrographic responsibility.DISHIDROS has used CARIS solutions for almost twenty years,… Read More

  • HPD training for Panama Canal Authority 2013/01/28 12:00 AM

    CARIS recently spent four weeks at the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) conducting training and consultancy on CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD). ACP selected HPD for marine spatial data management and security, and to obtain further efficiencies in chart production.During the training course ACP staff were introduced to working with CARIS HPD. The first two weeks were dedicated to an intro… Read More

  • Kayak bathymetry mapping project 2013/01/28 12:00 AM

    As a geomatics professional and avid kayaker involved in training, consulting and supporting CARIS bathymetric processing software, CARIS Customer Service representative Matthew Gudger decided to assemble a simple and easy to use kayak mounted bathymetric mapping system which could be used to create simple bottom terrain maps of local lakes. The original concept was conceived by Paul Illsley, a ge… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS training for Hong Kong Marine Department 2013/01/28 12:00 AM

    CARIS was recently in Hong Kong conducting a CARIS HIPS and SIPS training course with the Hong Kong Marine Department. The Marine Department is responsible for all navigational matters in Hong Kong and the safety standards of all classes and types of vessels.The primary focus of the training course was to learn the latest processing workflows in HIPS and SIPS for processing hydrographic data and c… Read More

  • IMO/IHO/SHOM hydrography and cartography training course in Ivory Coast 2013/01/14 12:00 AM

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the French Hydrographic Office (SHOM), recently held a two-week training course in hydrography and nautical charting for the benefit of French-speaking African countries.The training took place at the Regional Academy of Science and Sea Technology (ARSTM) in Abidjan, Ivory Coa… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS training for Ghana 2013/01/14 12:00 AM

    CARIS BV recently held a CARIS LOTS Article 76 training course at their office in Heeswijk, the Netherlands. The training was provided to delegates from the Ghana National Petroleum Agency, Ghana Geological Survey Department and University of Ghana. Members of these organizations have been working together on the Ghana National Continental Shelf Delineation Project.CARIS LOTS software is used thro… Read More

  • Coastal Consulting & Exploration receives poster of winning calendar entry 2013/01/14 12:00 AM

    Congratulations to Mr. Giovanni Barracane of Coastal Consulting & Exploration in Italy for submitting the winning 2013 CARIS calendar entry. Mr. Barracane received a large mounted poster of his winning image.The 3-D point cloud image of the giant incense burner in Muscat, Oman was acquired using an Optech ILRIS laser scanner with integrated geo-referencing and motion compensation. The survey w… Read More

  • CARIS and EIVA partner to provide efficient solution for offshore surveys 2013/01/08 12:00 AM

    CARIS and EIVA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on providing offshore survey organizations with a tightly integrated and streamlined solution. Both companies develop state-of-the-art software for the marine offshore market. CARIS is a world leader in software for hydrographic organizations, marine GIS, and geospatial data management, and EIVA is a world leader in surv… Read More

  • CARIS event at UK Hydrographic Office 2012/12/20 12:00 AM

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) ran an event entitled CARIS on the Desktop on November 13 and 14, 2012. The event was intended to show staff how their desktop would look in the future: how surveys will be handled, charts constructed and data maintained.In total 350 staff attended over the two days and gave enthusiastic feedback on the event and the CARIS software on display.In the op… Read More

  • Pelydryn workshop at ELMF 2012/12/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS recently attended the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) which was held in Salzburg, Austria. During the forum Pelydryn, a hydrographic survey company based in the United Kingdom, presented a workshop focused on meeting the needs of today’s users of hydrographic data using CARIS software.In order to better meet client demands Pelydryn has worked towards the adoption of the CARIS Ping-… Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the Netherlands 2012/12/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce an upcoming HIPS and SIPS training course for marine and hydrographic professionals at the CARIS BV office in Heeswijk, the Netherlands. The hands-on training course will be held January 21-25, 2013 and will focus on data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques.Topics such as multibeam processing techniques, Water Column Imaging, TPU,… Read More

  • Merry Christmas from CARIS 2012/12/20 12:00 AM

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  • Successful Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure workshop held in Brazil 2012/12/10 12:00 AM

    Attendees from the South West Atlantic Hydrographic Commission (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) and representatives from Guatemala, Chile and Colombia successfully completed an International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) capacity building workshop on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI), hosted by the Brazilian hydrographic office Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegaçao (DHN).Thirteen st… Read More

  • Successful Bathy DataBASE training in Australia 2012/12/10 12:00 AM

    CARIS Asia Pacific recently held an open training course in Adelaide, Australia for the new release of Bathy DataBASE 4.0. The course attracted a number of new and current users ranging from port authorities, charting agencies and private survey companies. Participants received hands-on experience with dedicated workstations over the three-day training course.Topics during the training included th… Read More

  • Five-day mid-water multibeam surveyor training course 2012/12/10 12:00 AM

    MosaicHydro, in partnership with CARIS and RESON, is offering a five-day training course for surveyors new to multibeam surveys. Whether you are an experienced single beam or multibeam surveyor or new to marine surveys, this course will teach you to be an effective multibeam operator and postprocessor.The five-day training course will take place April 29 to May 3, 2013 in Ventura, California. The… Read More

  • CARIS wins project with Norwegian Hydrographic Service 2012/12/10 12:00 AM

    After taking part in a competitive tender process, CARIS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the PLECO Project with the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS).The NHS, a division of the Norwegian Mapping Authority, is responsible for surveying the Norwegian coast, including polar waters, and for producing and updating nautical charts and Sailing Directions for these waters. To continue t… Read More

  • Enhanced usability and performance with CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.7 2012/12/10 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.7 web mapping technology for data sharing. The latest release provides enhanced usability and performance allowing users to easily discover and download data.The latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.7 now supports the following raster files: CSAR, BAG, 32-bit GeoTIFF, USGS DEM and ESRI ASCII. Used in conjunction with… Read More

  • Limits and Boundaries training for Swedish Maritime Administration 2012/11/23 12:00 AM

    The Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket) recently received CARIS LOTS training delivered by CARIS’ Vittorio Zanobbi. Vittorio is one of CARIS’ limits and boundary delimitation experts and he conducted the training course as part of the CARIS LOTS Limits and Boundaries software delivery to the Swedish Maritime Administration.CARIS LOTS Limits and Boundaries software is… Read More

  • Successful voyage on the SS Rotterdam 2012/11/23 12:00 AM

    On board the permanently moored SS Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hydro12 conference delegates were treated to an exceptional conference. The hydrographic conference, put on by the Hydrographic Society Benelux, saw delegates from over 25 countries congregate on the impressive vessel.During the conference, papers of the highest quality were presented. CARIS representatives and users delivered… Read More

  • Download your CARIS desktop calendar 2012/11/23 12:00 AM

    The winning images from the 2013 CARIS Calendar Contest are now available for download as a desktop calendar. Each month enjoy a new image submitted by CARIS users. The desktop calendar images are available in a variety of resolution sizes, including one for your mobile phone.Download the December 2012 desktop calendar today! Read More

  • Successful Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure workshop held in Korea 2012/11/23 12:00 AM

    Attendees from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand successfully completed an International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) capacity building workshop on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI), hosted by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration (KHOA).Fourteen students spent five days in the city of Incheon, Republic of Korea, learning theoretica… Read More

  • New appointments at CARIS 2012/11/09 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the following appointments:Release and Product Manager for CARIS HIPS and SIPSJamie Parsons and Burns Foster have been appointed to new leadership roles for the CARIS HIPS and SIPS product suite.The new strategy for the management of this large and important software system is to have Jamie and Burns lead the product development in the following roles:Jamie Parsons as… Read More

  • Latest Ping-to-Chart workshop: Tokyo, Japan 2012/11/09 12:00 AM

    CARIS and TOYO Corporation, CARIS' Alliance Partner in Japan, recently held a Ping-to-Chart workshop at TOYO's offices in central Tokyo. The workshop, which focused on the processing and analysis of marine spatial data, allowed participants to gain hands-on experience with the latest versions of CARIS HIPS and SIPS and Bathy DataBASE, as well as obtain insight on upcoming technology improvements.T… Read More

  • Meet CARIS at Hydro12 in Rotterdam 2012/11/09 12:00 AM

    During November 13 to 15 the Hydrographic Society Benelux will be hosting Hydro12 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On board the SS Rotterdam, this venue is an excellent opportunity to meet CARIS. Come and visit us at booth L10-L11 on the Atlantic Promenade deck, where CARIS domain experts will be happy to show you the latest CARIS developments and answer any questions you may have.During the conference… Read More

  • 2013 CARIS calendar entries now on YouTube 2012/11/09 12:00 AM

    The short list of calendar entries for the 2013 CARIS calendar contest is now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Visit the CARIS YouTube channel to see some of the impressive images submitted by CARIS users.Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2013 calendar contest! Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the Eastern United States 2012/10/26 12:00 AM

    CARIS and the University of Delaware are pleased to offer CARIS HIPS and SIPS training to marine and hydrographic professionals in the Eastern United State region. The training course will take place in Newark, Delaware from November 12 - 16, 2012. This comprehensive hands-on session will focus on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the lat… Read More

  • Download the latest version of CARIS' freeware viewer for 2-D and 3-D data 2012/10/26 12:00 AM

    CARIS announces the release of CARIS Easy View 4.0, a freeware data viewer for 2-D and 3-D data. CARIS Easy View 4.0 replaces the popular CARIS Easy View 2.0 which has been downloaded by thousands of professionals and students. CARIS Easy View allows users to view spatial data from a wide range of file formats without the need for specialized software. For the first time CARIS Easy View is availab… Read More

  • CARIS releases HPD 2.9.2 2012/10/26 12:00 AM

    The latest release of CARIS HPD 2.9.2 is now available. HPD 2.9.2 provides users with better integration between HPD product data and the new Publications module. The Publications module, a tool for creating and maintaining Notice to Mariners and other nautical publications, is now a stand-alone HPD editor and is enhanced with an improved interface and new commands for linking notices to panels an… Read More

  • UKHO project team experiences New Brunswick 2012/10/26 12:00 AM

    A team from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) recently visited CARIS’ headquarters to continue work on the UKHO raster chart project. This project will enhance the raster chart production capabilities of CARIS HPD to enable the removal of the legacy "Abrahams Revelations" system which has been used to produce and maintain the UKHO's raster chart portfolio for many years.During th… Read More

  • CARIS workshop at RESON User Conference 2012/10/26 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be hosting a free half-day workshop covering the latest hydrographic data processing and management software at the RESON User Conference in Miami, Florida on Thursday, November 8, 2012.The workshop will take attendees through the full post-processing workflow using CARIS HIPS and SIPS and data management techniques using CARIS BASE Editor.Topics will include:setting up a vessel file fo… Read More

  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.0 provides speed and scalability 2012/10/19 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 4.0, the leading solution for managing and analyzing bathymetry data. Powered by the CSAR engine and backed by proven RDBMS technology, Bathy DataBASE delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of Sonar and LiDAR data.Bathymetry data of Bull's Scarp off South Carolina, image supplied by C… Read More

  • CARIS attends Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission meeting 2012/10/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS recently attended the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC) meeting held in Mauritius. The SAIHC is one of the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) Regional Hydrographic Commissions and is an annual gathering of hydrographic offices in the region to discuss ongoing hydrographic issues. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Lands in Ma… Read More

  • Upcoming Bathy DataBASE 4.0 training in Australia 2012/10/11 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to offer marine and hydrographic professionals in the Asia Pacific region CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.0 training in Adelaide, Australia from October 31 – November 2, 2012. The training course will be a comprehensive hands-on session on the leading system for managing and analyzing bathymetry data.The course will focus on the use of tools for importing, validating, analyzing and e… Read More

  • Kongsberg and CARIS team up for Brazil workshop 2012/10/11 12:00 AM

    Kongsberg and CARIS recently delivered a successful workshop in Rio de Janeiro at the offices of Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegação (DHN). The workshop was attended by 50 individuals from the Navy, Petrobras, Survey Companies and Brazilian Universities.The workshop had two main themes: an introduction to the Kongsberg GeoSwath Plus sonar system and an introduction to Autonomous Und… Read More

  • Winning calendar image 2012/10/11 12:00 AM

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2013 calendar competition. Once again we received a record number of submissions this year and the subject matter was excellent. The images were voted on by CARIS employees around the globe with the top 14 being included in the 2013 calendar. The creators of these have now been notified. The 2013 overall winner was submitted by Giovanni Barr… Read More

  • Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey visits CARIS headquarters 2012/09/28 12:00 AM

    Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) recently visited CARIS headquarters in Fredericton, New Brunswick for bathymetric data analysis and management training using CARIS Bathy DataBASE.GMGS, located in Guangzhou, China, is one of the primary institutions under the China Geological Survey (CGS) and is responsible for conducting marine geology surveys. Presently, GMGS has five survey vessels, wh… Read More

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