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  • Mexico puts HPD to work 2011/12/16

    Mexico puts HPD to workIn order to improve their workflows the Mexican Navy has been working on the migration of their cartographic production from traditional desktop CARIS tools to the Hydrographic Production Database (HPD).

    New ENC and paper charts have been produced with HPD from new survey sources in the areas …

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  • Successful Bathy DataBASE workshop in Chile 2011/12/16

    CARIS' Eduardo Infante and Alejandro Geronés with members of the Hydrographic Services of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay and Chile.CARIS has just completed a South American workshop on the use of Bathy DataBASE at the offices of the Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada (SHOA), in Valparaiso, Chile. The workshop was coordinated and delivered by CARIS employees Eduardo Infante and Alejandro Gero…

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  • 2012 calendar winning entry 2011/12/16

    Mike Stecher of Solmar Hydro Inc. with his winning calendar image.Congratulations to Mike Stecher of Solmar Hydro Inc. for winning the CARIS 2012 calendar competition. His image taken from a recent multibeam inspection survey in Northern Washington was skillfully blended together with a photograph of the adjacent dam and was voted by CARIS staff as the over…

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  • Middle East Hydrographic User Conference in Dubai 2011/12/16

    Customers and exhibitors attending the MEHUC outdoor session at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.During its fifth Middle East Hydrographic User Conference, held November 13 to 16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, CARIS partner Unique Maritime Group and the Dubai Municipality, showcased the latest hydrographic hardware and software to interested organizations from the region.

    The four-day co…

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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 so…

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  • 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…

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  • 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. Minist…

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  • 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&rsq…

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

    CARIS USA's' Josh Mode explains the latest enhancement in the HIPS and SIPS softwareOver 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.…

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  • CARIS USA training dates announced 2011/11/18

    Join the CARIS USA team at their Alexandria office for the following training courses:

    If you have news that you would like i…

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  • 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 breakwater…

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  • 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.

    Haiti's First Step Towards Chart ProductionThe workshop was spons…

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  • 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.

    Try the Latest Spatial Fusion™ Enterprise 5.6 for FreeAs part of the free trial, you will be able to participate in a w…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 F…

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  • 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 cov…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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:…

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  • 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.

    Shortlisted entries to the CARIS 2012 Calendar contest. CARIS employees from all of CARIS' offices vote for their favorite images.

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  • 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…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 SI…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 Winte…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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 Partne…

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  • 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 a…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 Trainin…

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  • 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 Benefits from Bathy DataBASE's powerful 3D visualization engine. The Engineeri…

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  • 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 s…

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

    CARIS' Isabelle Guilloton with the Royal Navy's hydrographic staff following a successful HIPS and SIPS training session 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&rsq…

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  • 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 manage…

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  • 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)…

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  • 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:

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  • 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 B…

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  • 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 …

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

    Alex Palmer (left) Marketing Supervisor, CARIS and Alejandro Gerones, CARIS Account Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the Exporter of the Year TrophyCARIS, 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 …

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Group photograph of members of the SSSI Hydrographic National Committee and Australian Hydrographic Certification Panel from their meeting at HMAS Penguin, NSW, AustraliaThe SSSI is the governing professional body for the spatial in…

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

    Technical Solutions Provider Appointed at CARIS Asia PacificCARIS, 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 reg…

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  • 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.

    CARIS Database Solution Completes Canadian Hydrographic Information NetworkThe Hydrographic Information Network project involved innovative changes, including adopting a multi-discip…

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

    Dr. S.E. Masry, president and chief executive of CARIS (pictured left) with Geerten Blessing, CARIS BV's managing director, celebrate World Hydrography Day. 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 …

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

    CARIS trainer Leon Dumoulin (far right) with participants of the HIPS and SIPS training session at Unique Maritime Group's headquarters. 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 headqu…

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

    Rijkswaterstaat and CARIS meet in Delft, the Netherlands to launch the National Survey Storage System project.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 respon…

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  • 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 2011

    INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial information in Europe) is a directive established by the 27 member countries of the European Union to ensure that their sp…

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  • 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.


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  • 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…

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

    The Royal Netherlands Navy and CARIS Celebrate 25 years of CooperationIn 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…

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