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  • UMG demonstrates live multibeam survey with Dubai Municipality during its Middle East Hydrographic User Conference 2011/12/13

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 16, 2011 — During its fifth Middle East Hydrographic User Conference, held November 13 to 16, at Le Meridian Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world's leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, showcased its various tailor made solutions and products in collaboration with Dubai Muni… Read More

  • Vietnam Selects the CARIS Ping-to-Chart Solution 2011/11/18

    Vietnam’s Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department (VNHOD), of the Vietnam People’s Navy, recently selected the CARIS Ping-to-Chart Solution to provide adequate and timely nautical chart and hydrographic data products for Vietnam coastal waters. VNHOD is the recognized authority in Vietnam to conduct marine surveying and charting and ensure safe navigation along the country… Read More

  • Opening Speaker Announced for CARIS 2012 2011/11/18

    The opening speaker for the CARIS 2012 International Users conference has been announced as the Honorable Keith Ashfield, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is the home of our long-standing partner, the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Minister Ashfield is also the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, New Brunswick, the birthplace of CARIS! We ar… Read More

  • Bahamas and Cuba define boundary with LOTS 2011/11/18

    On October 3rd, 2011, a maritime boundary agreement was signed in The Bahamas between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Cuba. This agreement delineates a median line in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law Of the Sea (UNCLOS). According to The Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this maritime boundary will allow for more effective border management.The… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Seminar at RESON User Conference 2011/11/18

    Over 20 people attended the CARIS HIPS and SIPS seminars at the RESON User Conference taking place in Jersey City, USA, this week. The seminar highlighted the latest processing workflows and techniques and included a sneak preview of our Water Column Imaging support for least depth detection. Attendees came from a variety of organizations including US NAVO, NOAA, Fugro, SAIC, EMC, CIDCO, Oceaneeri… Read More

  • CARIS USA training dates announced 2011/11/18

    Join the CARIS USA team at their Alexandria office for the following training courses:December 5th- 7th– BASE Editor 3.2 Training December 8th- 9th – Bathy DataBASE Server 3.2 Training December 12th- 14th – HIPS and SIPS 7.1 Training If you have news that you would like included in Coastlines please contact Andy Hoggarth, Marketing and Sales Manager. Read More

  • The Survey of 'Miracle Harbour' 2011/10/21

    Isabelle Guilloton, a hydrographic survey specialist with CARIS in the Netherlands, has just returned from a project led by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to survey the artificial harbour in Arromanches-Les-Basin, Normandy, France. This harbour known as 'Mulberry B' and the breakwaters that protected it, were built to support the Allied invasion forces during the Second World War. For Isab… Read More

  • Haiti's First Step Towards Chart Production 2011/10/21

    Industry partners came together to support a capacity building workshop in Haiti, September 5th to 16th. The workshop is the first step to building hydrographic surveying and charting capacity in Haiti, which will improve safety of navigation, and expand marine commerce.The workshop was sponsored and funded by the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, the International Hydrographic Orga… Read More

  • Try the Latest Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.6 for Free 2011/10/21

    To coincide with the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) 5.6, CARIS is pleased to offer a free trial of the only web application implementing INSPIRE compliant OGC® Web services for the discovery of hydrographic data.As part of the free trial, you will be able to participate in a webinar tutorial to guide you through using the latest INSPIRE View and Feature Download Services.Implementa… Read More

  • CARIS Workshops at Hydro 2011: Down Under 2011/10/21

    Daniel and Christian from CARIS Asia Pacific are pleased to be running two workshops at this year’s Hydro 2011 conference in Fremantle, Australia. For more information and to register your attendance please click on the links below.November 7th, 8:30am to 12:30pm – Bathy DataBASE and Desktop Chart Production WorkshopNovember 7th, 1:30pm to 5:30pm – CARIS, Kongsberg and GeoAcousti… Read More

  • Bathy DataBASE 3.2 Service Pack 1 released 2011/10/21

    Bathy DataBASE 3.2.1 is a minor release including enhancements to the CARIS Batch tool, Contour Wizard and a move to the latest BAG library, which provides new compression capabilities resulting in significant reduction in file size amongst other enhancements.To find out more please view the changes list on the CARIS Online Customer Services website – Read More

  • CARIS offers free trial of its latest INSPIRE compliant software 2011/10/07

    With the latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise v5.6 CARIS is pleased to offer a free trial of its web mapping software allowing you to experience firsthand its capabilities.Along with several new and improved features, Spatial Fusion Enterprise has now implemented the latest View and Feature Download Services in line with the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) directi… Read More

  • Nautical Charting First for Nicaragua 2011/09/30

    The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) has embarked on a project with CARIS to produce the first nautical charts of Nicaragua. The Port of Corinto, the largest on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua was identified as the area that would benefit most from improved navigational coverage.CARIS deployed its chart production software and has just completed 5 days of in country training in… Read More

  • World's Leading Hydrographic Organizations Team-up to Help Survey "Miracle Harbour" 2011/09/23

    One of the artificial harbours that played a pivotal role in supplying the Allied forces who landed on D-day is to be surveyed using the latest hydrography software and survey techniques.In 1944, two artificial harbours, called Mulberries, were towed across the English Channel to help supply the Allied invasion force as they fought to liberate France. When constructed off the coast of Normandy, ea… Read More

  • Optimizing Your Bathymetric Data Webinar Now Available to Download 2011/09/23

    An edited version of the Bathy DataBASE webinar "Optimizing Your Bathymetric Data" is now available to download or to view on CARIS' YouTube Channel. If you missed the opportunity to view the webinar, or wish to view the demonstration once again, please visit our website: visit our YouTube Channel at: addit… Read More

  • Record Number of Entries for CARIS Calendar Contest 2011/09/23

    Judging from the number and quality of entries to the 2012 CARIS Calendar Contest, the 2012 Calendar is going to be the best yet. We would like to thank all who took the time to submit their CARIS software images. Read More

  • Goodbye to all Coastlines Readers from Alex Palmer 2011/09/23

    I would like to thank all readers of the Coastlines e-newsletter for their kind feedback. I will be leaving CARIS next week and am handing over the e-newsletter's reins on to Andrew Hoggarth. If you have news that you would like included in Coastlines please contact Andrew Hoggarth, Marketing and Sales Manager. Read More

  • CARIS Calls for Entries to 2012 Calendar Contest 2011/09/09

    CARIS is encouraging users of its software to enter their geospatial datasets, maps, charts or 3D views to the 2012 CARIS Calendar Contest. The Contest represents a fantastic opportunity for the CARIS user community to showcase their favourite CARIS images.All winning images will be featured in the 2012 CARIS Calendar, which is distributed to thousands of mapping and charting agencies, port author… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Training in the US 2011/09/09

    A three-day HIPS and SIPS training session has been scheduled at our US office in Alexandria, VA. This training will be a comprehensive session on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS & SIPS release - 7.1.HIPS and SIPS Training, October 10th to 12th, Alexandria, VA, USAFor more information:… Read More

  • Free CARIS HIPS and SIPS Seminar for Delegates of Reson User Conference 2011/09/09

    CARIS will be offering an afternoon hands-on-training seminar at the Reson User Conference covering the latest HIPS multibeam data processing techniques. The Reson User Conference is taking place from October 31st to November 3rd at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, USA.Topics in the seminar will include: an overview of the setup of a Reson multibeam sonar system vessel file, post processing Reson… Read More

  • Vancouver Announced as Host City for 14th International CARIS User Conference 2011/08/19

    Vancouver, Canada will provide the inspiring backdrop to the 14th International CARIS User Conference taking place from June 25th to 28th, 2012. Canada's proclaimed "Gateway to the Pacific" famously hosted thousands of athletes and visitors from around the world as the host city for the Winter Olympics in 2010, and will now be offering a friendly welcome to CARIS' international user community.The… Read More

  • Building Hydrographic Capacity in Antigua and Barbuda 2011/08/19

    The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Capacity Building Sub Committee (CBSC) and Meso American and Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) recently executed an Introduction to Hydrographic Surveying and Nautical Cartography training course in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. The purpose of the Project, which took place from May 30th to June 10th, was to establish hydrographic cap… Read More

  • Josh Mode Appointed CARIS' New Academic Liaison 2011/08/19

    CARIS is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Mode as their new Academic Liaison. His responsibility will be to further develop CARIS' Academic Partnering Program, which currently provides geospatial software to more than 75 academic institutions around the world.CARIS' Academic Partnering Program was established 15 years ago with the objective to help foster the next generation of geospati… Read More

  • Processing Optimized in Database Chart Production Software Release 2011/08/19

    CARIS, the world’s leading marine GIS organization, has announced the release of HPD 2.9, their advanced database chart production software. HPD is part of a range of software that together makes-up the unique CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution.Enhancements to the software have been made to all the components of the HPD suite, including the HPD Server, Source Editor, Product Editor and Paper Chart… Read More

  • Register now for Free CARIS Webinar 2011/08/19

    A free CARIS webinar is being offered on how to effectively analyze, store and manage your bathymetric data.Our CARIS Australia team in Adelaide is hosting the webinar on Friday, August 19th at 10:30am - 11:30am Australia Central Standard Time. More information and registration details can be found at this link: webinar is also being presented from our CARIS… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Training in the US (1) 2011/08/19

    A HIPS and SIPS training session has been scheduled at our US office in Alexandria, VA. This training will be a comprehensive session on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS & SIPS release - 7.1.HIPS and SIPS Training, September 19th to 23rd, Alexandria, VA, USAFor more information: Read More

  • CARIS Offers Port Engineering Solution in Latest Bathy DataBASE Release 2011/07/15

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has launched a new module as part of the release of Bathy DataBASE 3.2. The Engineering Analysis Module caters to the requirements of the dredging industry, port and waterway authorities, as well as other engineering operations.The Engineering Analysis Module is a replacement for CARIS' BEAMS software, which was developed over ten years through c… Read More

  • Italian Navy Successfully Migrates Bathymetry Data to CARIS Bathy DataBASE 2011/07/15

    The Italian Navy has successfully migrated its bathymetry data from its legacy system to Bathy DataBASE. The adoption of Bathy DataBASE followed a period of consultancy with CARIS at the Italian Navy's offices at the Istituto Idrografico della Marina in Genoa. The consultancy identified the specific needs of the Italian Navy, so that Bathy DataBASE could be tailored to the required specifications.… Read More

  • The Royal Navy of Oman Signs Five-Year Deal with CARIS 2011/07/15

    The Royal Navy of Oman has signed a five-year agreement covering CARIS training and subscription. The contract will ensure that the Royal Navy of Oman will benefit from the latest versions of CARIS software and their staff, who use CARIS software, are trained to fully utilize the software’s functionality.The signing of the contract follows on from successful training sessions on nautical cha… Read More

  • New CARIS Training Dates Announced 2011/07/15

    Three new training dates have been announced to ensure that users get the most out of their CARIS software.Two Bathy DataBASE workshops have been scheduled. These will focus on the use of tools for importing, validating, analyzing and extracting bathymetric data, on the compilation and management of bathymetric datasets, and on the extraction of bathymetric products. In addition, the features of t… Read More

  • New Release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise® Offers Support for WFS 2.0 2011/07/15

    Spatial Fusion Enterprise, the only Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Web Server and Viewer built with distribution of marine geospatial data in mind, has a set of new features providing further improvement to the software's data sharing and analysis tools.Spatial Fusion® Server (SFS) 5.5 now includes support for OGC® Web Feature Service (WFS) 2.0, which implements GML 3.2.1 Simple Fea… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Webcast Released on CARIS' YouTube Channel 2011/07/15

    An edited version of the popular CARIS HIPS and SIPS webinar is now available on CARIS' YouTube Channel. If you missed the opportunity to view the webinars, or wish to view the demonstration once again, please visit: Read More

  • OceanWise and CARIS Deliver Inaugural 'Marine SDI' Management Course in Bangkok on Behalf of East Asia Hydrographic Commission 2011/07/13

    July 13, 2011 - The first in a series of courses on the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrographic database design and management to support the development of marine, national and regional spatial data infrastructures (SDI) was delivered successfully from June 20th to 24th, 2011 in Bangkok. The course was hosted by the Hydrographic Department of the Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) on behalf of the… Read More

  • Seamount Named after CARIS Employee 2011/06/24

    Having a seamount named after you is a rare distinction, and CARIS employee Dan Donnell has received this honour.The Donnell Seamount is located at 50º05.1338”N and 45º21.5796”W and has a summit depth of 1893 meters.Dan Donnell receives this honour following 40 years of U.S. government service with the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency… Read More

  • CARIS Wins Exporter of the Year 2011/06/24

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has scooped the flagship award at the 2011 New Brunswick Export Achievements Awards held on May 26, 2011.The Exporter of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance in the international marketplace. The award was presented by Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud and was sponsored by Business New Brunswick.Robichaud, in his speech, e… Read More

  • Extra Date Added for Optimizing Your Processing Productivity Webinar 2011/06/24

    Due to popular demand, an additional webinar date has been added for the HIPS and SIPS webinar: Optimizing Your Processing Productivity. The webinar, at a time suitable for the Asia Pacific region, will take place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:30-11:30 Australian Central Standard time.Click on the link for more details: HIPS and SIPS 7.1 WebinarThere are also plans for a webinar to take place at… Read More

  • CARIS Becomes First Sustaining Partner for Australia's Hydrography Commission 2011/06/17

    CARIS, the world’s leading marine GIS organization, are pleased to announce that they have become the first sustaining partner of the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute’s Hydrography Commission (SSSI) in Australia.The SSSI is the governing professional body for the spatial industry in Australia. The body was formed in July 2009 from the merger of the Institution of Surveyors Austr… Read More

  • Technical Solutions Provider Appointed at CARIS Asia Pacific 2011/06/17

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Kruimel as CARIS Asia Pacific's Technical Solutions Provider.This new position will enable CARIS to offer additional technical expertise to CARIS' expanding client base in the Asia Pacific region. Daniel Kruimel's role as Technical Solutions Provider, involves providing clients with training and te… Read More

  • CARIS Database Solution Completes Canadian Hydrographic Information Network 2011/06/03

    CARIS' Bathy DataBASE (BDB) software has provided the last link of a 25 year project enabling the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to implement their Hydrographic Information Network.The Hydrographic Information Network project involved innovative changes, including adopting a multi-disciplinary organizational structure and more flexible management style, as well as embracing and developing new… Read More

  • CARIS Employees Celebrate World Hydrography Day 2011/06/03

    World Hydrography Day is celebrated each year on June 21st, which is the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Office in 1921. The day recognises the achievements of the hydrographic community and raises awareness of the importance of hydrography.This year, CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, marked World Hydrography Day with a presentation on the importance… Read More

  • Successful HIPS and SIPS Training in United Arab Emirates 2011/06/03

    The first training course jointly organized by CARIS and the Unique Maritime Group of the United Arab Emirates took place from May 8th to May12th.The comprehensive five-day training course attracted marine and hydrographic professionals from ten countries to the Unique Maritime Group's headquarters in the Hamriya Free Zone of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.The training session focused on data… Read More

  • CARIS Wins Waterway Project with Rijkswaterstaat 2011/05/20

    After taking part in a competitive tender process, CARIS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the National Survey Storage System project from Rijkswaterstaat.Rijkswaterstaat, the executive body of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in the Netherlands, has several responsibilities: ensuring the safe and smooth flow of traffic on roads and waterways; protection against floodin… Read More

  • CARIS Workshop at INSPIRE Conference 2011/05/20

    CARIS will hold a workshop on seafloor data titled "Effective Marine Data Management and Dissemination." At the INSPIRE Conference 2011INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial information in Europe) is a directive established by the 27 member countries of the European Union to ensure that their spatial data infrastructures are compatible and usable throughout the union. The INSPIRE Conference 2011 will… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Utilized in the Search for Corals in the Drake Passage 2011/05/20

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to be on a marine research expedition?Wonder no more! A blog promises to provide an interesting insight into an expedition that is using HIPS and SIPS to help research the  corals that live in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.Shannon Hoy, a marine biology student from the College of Charleston, is using her HIPS and SIPS knowledge to aid… Read More

  • New License Required for HIPS and SIPS 7.1 Release 2011/04/29

    The next release of HIPS and SIPS, CARIS' advanced hydrographic software solution, will require a new license string to operate.HIPS and SIPS 7.1 is scheduled for release in early May, highlights include a new 64-bit version of the software in addition to the 32-bit one. This advancement will lead to significant efficiencies when processing large volumes of multibeam sonar data.The HIPS and SIPS 7… Read More

  • The Royal Netherlands Navy and CARIS Celebrate 25 years of Cooperation 2011/04/29

    In 1986 the Royal Netherlands Navy became CARIS' (then known as Universal Systems Limited) first international customer when the Navy's Hydrographic Service purchased CARIS for their nautical paper chart production. Now, 25 years later, CARIS is the preferred solution for hydrographic offices and organizations in the marine industry throughout the world.In the continuous effort to meet goals for c… Read More

  • CARIS launches Spatial Fusion® Enterprise 5.4 with OGC® Web Coverage Services 2011/04/29

    The latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise is building on its support of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards by implementing the Web Coverage Service (WCS) standard for bathymetric data. This is a continuation of CARIS’ commitment to provide organizations with the latest technology for delivering their geospatial information on the Web.WCS is an OGC standard for downloading cover… Read More

  • Processing Efficiencies Realized with Latest HIPS and SIPS 2011/04/15

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has today released a 64-bit version of its comprehensive hydrographic processing software HIPS and SIPS.HIPS and SIPS 7.1 with 64-bit support will provide users who have access to a 64-bit computer the ability to handle large multibeam sonar datasets even faster. This will provide organizations with significant timesavings, which is crucial for m… Read More

  • CARIS and RiChi's Collaboration Benefits the Geospatial Community in Taiwan 2011/03/25

    CARIS and RiChi are pleased to announce their partnership to help provide the best possible geospatial solutions for the Taiwanese market.CARIS had partnered with the RITI Technology Group in the Taiwanese market for more than 15 years before the spin off by RITI of their Geospatial Products and Services Division to form RiChi in July 2010. It was natural that RiChi, as the new innovation leader i… Read More

  • Canadian Federal Minister Visits CARIS HQ 2011/03/18

    CARIS welcomed the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Canada's Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, to their headquarters last week.Minister Ashfield's visit to CARIS had been initially arranged following a business development mission to Chile where CARIS' GIS software products had immediately interested Ashfield.… Read More

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