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

    Spatial Fusion Enterprise enables users to distribute and interrogate bathymetry on the webThe 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 tec…

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

    Wrecks located in Apra Harbor, Guam. Alexander Unrein of Ocean Surveys Inc. used HIPS and SIPS software to process multibeam data to produce this image.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…

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

    CARIS and RiChi's Collaboration Benefits the Geospatial Community in TaiwanCARIS 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 …

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

    Mark Masry, research and development manager at CARIS (left) with Minister Ashfield touring the CARIS offices.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 bu…

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  • CARIS' LOTS Featured in IBRU Newsletter 2011/03/18

    CARIS' LOTS software was featured in the International Boundaries Research Unit's (IBRU) newsletter, Borderlines.

    LOTS is a mapping software package developed to address coastal states' territorial claims. The CARIS software was used by IBRU researchers to map the contested maritime space arou…

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  • CARIS Releases GIS Professional 4.5 2011/03/18

    This month CARIS released GIS Professional 4.5. The software is designed to provide a comprehensive spatial information management tool that addresses the GIS needs of a marine operational environment. The new version is now compatible with Windows 7.

    If you’re interested in learning mor…

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  • CARIS launches Bathy DataBASE 3.1 with support for Oracle® Spatial 2011/03/04

    Thousands of bathymetric surveys in Bathy DataBASE 3.1 utilizing Oracle® SpatialCARIS, with its latest Bathy DataBASE 3.1 software release, continues to solve the demands for robust and scaleable data management for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of sonar and LiDAR data.

    Bathy DataBASE now works with Oracle® Spatial 11g utilizing the GeoRaster and …

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  • Conversion from ENC to DNC Made Easier with the Launch of S-57 Composer 2.2 2011/01/28

    Conversion from ENC to DNC Made Easier with the Launch of S-57 Composer 2.2With a brand new year, CARIS is introducing a revolutionary solution to the problems of converting Digital Nautical Charts (DNC's) to Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC's) and vice versa.

    CARIS, with S-57 Composer 2.2, now offers a DNC Plug-in available through an optional license. The DNC Plug-i…

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  • CARIS HIPS and SIPS Plays an Integral Part in EGS Group Expansion 2011/01/21

    CARIS HIPS and SIPS Plays an Integral Part in EGS Group ExpansionIn recent years the EGS Group (EGS) has gone from strength-to-strength, and the adoption of CARIS HIPS and SIPS has played an integral role in this expansion.

    As recently as 2007 EGS had only one HIPS and SIPS license. But as EGS has expanded its operations to include new regional offices and …

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  • CARIS Offers Free Workshops on Latest Releases at Ocean Business 2011 2011/01/07

    CARIS Offers Free Workshops on Latest Releases at Ocean Business 2011The Ocean Business exhibition at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, England has quickly established itself as one of the premier events for showcasing the latest in ocean technology. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that CARIS is playing an active role at the exhibition …

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  • CARIS Academic Program promoted in San Francisco 2010/12/17

    CARIS is currently exhibiting at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco (ends December 17). The focus for CARIS is the promotion of the highly successful Academic Partnering Program, which currently provides over 60 universities and other academic institutions with the most c…

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  • HIPS and SIPS training 2010/12/17

    CARIS is organizing HIPS and SIPS training in Fredericton, Canada on January 10-14. The main focus of the training will be on data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques. The latest technology in the software will be covered to enable participants to improv…

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  • CARIS' expertise highlighted at Chilean exhibition 2010/12/16

    CARIS' Andy Hoggarth and Alejandro Gerones with Rodolfo Sabonge, VP of the Panama Canal Authority and Keith Ashfield, Canada's ACOA Minister at EXPONAVAL 2010

    CARIS was recently invited to take part in a business mission organized by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to EXPONAVAL 2010 i…

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  • Connect with CARIS 2010/12/03

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    CARIS now has an active and regularly updated presence on a number of social media platforms where you…

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  • Panama Canal Safer thanks to CARIS Solution 2010/09/22

    The Panama Canal Authority has successfully completed the first round of tests in the installation of its new Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) system utilizing CARIS software at the Simulation Center, Research and Development Maritime in Panama. This new system will make navigation in the …

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  • CARIS measures improved performance with Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.3 2010/08/31

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) version 5.3 featuring the new Web Map Tile Service (WMTS). SFE allows an organization to deliver its geospatial information to the Web using open standards and the latest technology.

    WMTS is an Open Geospatial Consorti…

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  • CARIS Announces Bathy DataBASE 3.0 with seamless land and sea integration 2010/06/16

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 3.0.

    A robust and efficient data management system is considered essential by those progressive organizations who have a desire to manage, visualize and analyze their ever-expanding volumes of bathymetry data. This need is now becoming…

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  • CARIS Conference Attracts Record Numbers 2010/04/16

    CARIS hosted its 13th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2010, at the Four Seasons hotel in Miami, Florida, USA on March 22 - 25, 2010.

    Stronger Together - People, Products, Infrastructure was this year's conference theme that brought together delegates from a record number of Nations.…

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  • CARIS Launches Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.2 at Oi10 2010/03/03

    CARIS, a leading developer of marine GIS and hydrographic software, announced today the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) 5.2 as part of its well known Ping-to-Chart™ product suite.

    SFE is Web-enabling technology for geospatial information that aims at leveraging the investment …

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  • CARIS and University of Southern Mississippi Partner for Tenth Year 2010/01/13

    CARIS, leading developer of marine GIS and hydrographic software, announced today the renewal of its Academic Partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for the tenth consecutive year.

    Through the Program, USM has access to multiple CARIS software products, quality technical…

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  • CARIS Ping-to-Chart Workshop a Success in Sweden 2009/11/18

    Fifteen representatives of academia, hydrographic offices and private survey companies from across Northern Europe joined CARIS and the University of Stockholm at the University on 12-16 October 2009 to learn about the CARIS Ping-to-Chart workflow.

    Through the five-day workshop, participants g…

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  • CARIS Announces Call for Papers for International Users Conference 2009/10/21

    CARIS is accepting submissions for papers for its annual International User Group Conference, "CARIS 2010: Stronger Together - People, Products, Infrastructure". The five-day event will be held from March 22-25, 2010 in Miami, Florida, United States.

    The CARIS 2010 program will focus on core i…
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  • CARIS Releases Version 7.0 of its Industry-Leading HIPS and SIPS Software 2009/08/05

    CARIS announced today the highly anticipated release of its comprehensive hydrographic processing system, CARIS HIPS and SIPS v.7.0. in tandem with an extra special discount offer on new licenses.

    Long recognized as a flagship CARIS solution, HIPS and SIPS v7.0 will not disappoint. Version 7.…

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  • CARIS® Ping-to-Chart™ Workshops in Sweden and United Kingdom 2009/07/22

    CARIS is pleased to announce Ping-to-Chart Workshops to be hosted at Stockholm University in Sweden on October 12-16, 2009 as well as at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom on January 18-22, 2010.

    The workshops will explain the workflow stages involved in taking acquired hydrog…

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  • CARIS® Appoints Horst Hecht as Scientific Advisor 2009/05/25

    CARIS, leading developer of marine and hydrographic software, announced today that Mr. Horst Hecht has joined the team as Senior Scientific Advisor.

    Mr. Hecht recently retired as Head of the Department of Nautical Hydrography and Vice-President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency o…

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  • Flemish Hydrography to Host CARIS HPD User Group Meeting 2009/04/15

    The Flemish Hydrography have extended an invitation to the worldwide community of CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software users to a User Group Meeting being hosted in the beautiful city of Oostende, Belgium on May 26-27, 2009.

    HPD User Group Meetings deliver a unique opportunity…

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  • CARIS Delivers its Most Advanced Bathymetric Data Management Solution 2009/03/06

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 2.2, implementing the very latest technology available to address the obstacles of storing and managing large volumes of multi-dimensional data.

    With the ever-expanding volume of multibeam survey data and the large number of archived h…

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  • Final Acceptance by UKHO of Hydrographic Database Project 2009/02/09

    Project team members EDS (an HP company), CARIS and LSC Group are proud to announce the final acceptance by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) of the Hydrographic Database (HDB) Project.

    Through the HDB Project, EDS and CARIS have delivered workflow management technologies from EDS…

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  • Kongsberg Maritime and CARIS Renew Memorandum of Understanding 2008/12/19

    Kongsberg Maritime and CARIS today announced the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in delivering Ping-to-Chart solutions.Kongsberg LogoCARIS Logo

    Kongsberg Maritime is a leading supplier of acoustic instrumentation for precision seabed mapping and inspection. Correspondingly, CARIS develop…

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  • CARIS Survey Processing Software for Italy 2008/11/25

    The Italian Hydrographic Institute has selected CARIS HIPS and SIPS software for its hydrographic survey processing.

    The Italian Hydrographic Institute (IIM) located in Genova, has been the official nautical charting agency of the Italian Navy since being founded in 1872. Its tasks include the…

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  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management for Port of Tyne 2008/11/07

    The Port of Tyne in Newcastle, United Kingdom is the latest port to adopt CARIS software for bathymetric survey management and analyses.

    The Port of Tyne is a key player in the Tyne and Wear region encompassing over 20 miles of river frontage supporting closely grouped industries dependent upo…

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  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Geoscience Australia 2008/10/23

    Geoscience Australia in Canberra has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution.

    Geoscience Australia is Australia's national agency for geoscience knowledge and geospatial information. Its knowledge and information c…

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  • CARIS VP Named Chairman of PAIGH ITIC Commitee 2008/07/29

    CARIS is please to announce the appointment of Paul R. Cooper, Vice President of CARIS USA as Chairman of the Institutional Strengthening and Technical Cooperation Committee of the US National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).

    The PAIGH ( is a…

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  • REMED Joins CARIS Alliance Program 2008/07/07

    REMED srl has joined the CARIS Alliance Program and is now responsible for the marketing and promotion of CARIS software in the Italian territory and in other Adriatic and Mediterranean countries.

    Through the Alliance Program, REMED will provide sales and marketing support for CARIS software f…

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  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Taiwan 2008/07/02

    The Institute of Harbor and Marine Technology (IHMT) in Taiwan has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution.

    The major duties of the IHMT include: research and development of harbor and ocean-related engineering tec…

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