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  • Crowdsourcing data to provide efficiencies in hydrographic surveying 2013/02/25

    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 befor…

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  • CARIS workshops at Ocean Business 2013 2013/02/25

    Ocean Business BannerCARIS 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 124/14

    This workshop will focus on data processing techniques, including the suppleme…

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  • Inland Electronic Navigation Chart production at the Flemish Hydrography 2013/02/11

    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 …

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  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE and HPD workflow training for CHS 2013/02/11

    Participants during CARIS Bathy DataBASE and HPD training at CHS.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…

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  • Upcoming CARIS workshop at US Hydro 2013 2013/02/11

    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-pro…

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  • Indonesia becomes latest nation to implement HPD 2013/02/11

    DISHIDROS and CARIS staff pictured together during a month long training visit at CARIS headquarters.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, DISHIDRO…

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  • HPD training for Panama Canal Authority 2013/01/28

    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…

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  • Kayak bathymetry mapping project 2013/01/28

    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…

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  • HIPS and SIPS training for Hong Kong Marine Department 2013/01/28

    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 …

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

    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.…

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  • CARIS LOTS training for Ghana 2013/01/14

    CARIS LOTS training for GhanaCARIS 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 wo…

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  • Coastal Consulting & Exploration receives poster of winning calendar entry 2013/01/14

    Coastal Consulting & Exploration receives poster of winning calendar entryCongratulations 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 acquire…

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

    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…

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  • CARIS event at UK Hydrographic Office 2012/12/20

    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 attende…

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  • Pelydryn workshop at ELMF 2012/12/20

    Pelydryn’s HawkEye LiDAR data collected in Tonga with nautical chart and aerial photograph overlays.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 …

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

    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…

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  • Merry Christmas from CARIS 2012/12/20


    Merry Christmas from CARIS

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

    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)…

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  • Successful Bathy DataBASE training in Australia 2012/12/10

    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 exper…

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

    CARIS HIPS and SIPS image using a RESON Seabat 7125 SV sonarMosaicHydro, 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 post…

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

    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 wa…

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

    Spatial Fusion EnterpriseCARIS 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 support…

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  • Limits and Boundaries training for Swedish Maritime Administration 2012/11/23

    Swedish Maritime Administration LogoThe 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 Bounda…

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  • Successful voyage on the SS Rotterdam 2012/11/23

    SS RotterdamOn 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.


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  • Download your CARIS desktop calendar 2012/11/23

    Desktop Calendar for December 2012The 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 Dec…

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  • Successful Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure workshop held in Korea 2012/11/23

    CARIS’ Will Siddall presenting during the MSDI workshop in Korea.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 Administrat…

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  • New appointments at CARIS 2012/11/09

    New appointmentsCARIS is pleased to announce the following appointments:

    Release and Product Manager for CARIS HIPS and SIPS

    Jamie 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 softw…

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

    Participants during the Ping-to-Chart workshop in Tokyo, Japan.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…

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  • Meet CARIS at Hydro12 in Rotterdam 2012/11/09

    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 h…

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  • 2013 CARIS calendar entries now on YouTube 2012/11/09

    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!

    Calendar image submitted by Raul Vasquez and Jorge Vizcarra from the Peruvian Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation.

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  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the Eastern United States 2012/10/26

    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 foc…

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

    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 ran…

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  • CARIS releases HPD 2.9.2 2012/10/26

    CARIS releases HPD 2.9.2 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-al…

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  • UKHO project team experiences New Brunswick 2012/10/26

    UKHO and CARIS staff on the ferry crossing the Saint John River during their tour of New Brunswick.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" sy…

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  • CARIS workshop at RESON User Conference 2012/10/26

    CARIS workshop at RESON User Conference 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 …

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  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.0 provides speed and scalability 2012/10/19

    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-expand…

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  • CARIS attends Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission meeting 2012/10/11

    Delegates of the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission meeting held in Mauritius. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Housing and Lands Mauritius.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 t…

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  • Upcoming Bathy DataBASE 4.0 training in Australia 2012/10/11

    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 ana…

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  • Kongsberg and CARIS team up for Brazil workshop 2012/10/11

    Snipper and his Remus 100 at the Kongsberg/CARIS workshop.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 mai…

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  • Winning calendar image 2012/10/11

    Winning calendar image of Giant Incense Burner in Muscat, Oman.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…

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  • Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey visits CARIS headquarters 2012/09/28

    Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey’s Ma Jinfeng, Yu Ping and Liu Shengxuan pictured with CARIS staff during their visit to CARIS headquarters.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 …

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  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the UK 2012/09/28

    CARIS and the Offshore Marine Academy are pleased to offer CARIS HIPS and SIPS training in Bristol, UK on October 22-26, 2012. The training course, geared towards existing and prospective customers, will be a comprehensive session on industry leading data processing, visualization, quality co…

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  • Maritime Authority Suriname selects CARIS solutions for chart production 2012/09/28

    CARIS BV’s Dagmar Kuil with MAS staff during training in Paramaribo, Suriname.The Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS) recently purchased CARIS solutions to support the modernization of their cartographic production capacity. MAS selected CARIS BASE Editor, S-57 Composer and Paper Chart Composer for bathymetry analysis and chart production.

    MAS supervises the compliance of…

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  • Port of Melbourne Corporation selects CARIS for bathymetric database system 2012/09/20

    CARIS has recently completed a successful project for the provision of a bathymetric database system for the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC).

    Bathymetric surveys loaded in the database at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

    PoMC conducts regular bathymetric surveys as part of its statutory o…

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  • CARIS visits Myanmar following political changes 2012/09/14

    The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.In the past eighteen months the international community has observed historic elections and democratic reforms by the nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Based on the positive developments towards democracy earlier this year, the Canadian government and other Western countries eased sanct…

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  • Search for Franklins ships expands navigation in Canadian Arctic 2012/09/14

    A six-week search effort is currently underway in the Canadian Arctic to find the lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 expedition to chart the Northwest Passage. The lost ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, have been sought for more than 160 years and have yet to be discovered…

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  • CARIS LOTS training in United Arab Emirates 2012/09/14

    Participants of CARIS LOTS training with CARIS BV’s Ottokarl Büchsenschütz-Nothdurft in Abu Dhabi.CARIS BV’s Ottokarl Büchsenschütz-Nothdurft recently held a CARIS LOTS Limits and Boundaries training course at the General Secretariat of the Boundaries Affairs Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    The training was a refresher course, reiterating the general functionali…

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  • BSH commences production of Ice Coverage Marine Information Overlays 2012/09/04

    An example Sea Ice MIO of the Gulf of St Lawrence displayed over an ENC using CARIS S-57 Composer.The German Ice Service, a division of Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, recently announced they will be producing S-57 Ice Coverage Charts of the Baltic for the 2012/2013 northern hemisphere winter season using CARIS S-57 C…

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  • Pilot project Coast-Map-IO TopoBathy Database for UNESCO-IOC 2012/09/04

    The Coast-Map-IO TopoBathy Database project is an extension of the IOC-IHO project Improving Emergency Response to Ocean-based Extreme Events through Coastal Mapping Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean, which is part of the larger IOC project Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System. The objecti…

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  • 2013 Calendar contest - Deadline September 14, 2012 2012/09/04

    2012 CARIS calendar image produced by Kevin Tomanka, James Coleman, Mike Castle of David Evans and Associates.Have you submitted your favourite CARIS image yet? The submission deadline for the 2013 CARIS calendar contest is September 14, 2012, which is less than two weeks away.

    CARIS' calendar contest is now in its seventh year and continues to gain in popularity. The calendar contest represents an ex…

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