As part of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Capacity Building Program, CARIS has recently delivered hands-on workshops for participants from the South West Atlantic Hydrographic Commission (SWAtHC) and the South-East Pacific Regional Hydrographic Commission (SEPRHC).
The S-100 workshop was coordinated and hosted by Servicio de Oceanografía, Hidrografía y Meteorología de la Armada (SOHMA) and attended by 16 participants from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
The workshop took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the objective of introducing the participants to the new IHO S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model. Topics covered during the three days included the S-100 standard, S-101 and S-102 product specifications, S-100 overlays, S-100 Portrayal and the IHO Register. During the workshop the participants learned how CARIS software supports creating, editing and exporting S-100 products using S-57 Composer and BASE Editor. Through the workshop the participants were able to gain familiarity complex and multiplicity attribute types and information objects through theoretical sessions and hands-on exercises.
Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Workshop (MSDI)
The MSDI workshop was hosted by the Brazilian Hydrographic Office Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegaçao (DHN) and took place in the city of Niteroi, Brazil. Fifteen participants from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru attended the workshop. During the five day workshop the participants learned about MSDI concepts, best practices, database design, database organization, metadata, data sharing and interoperability. Hands-on exercises utilizing the Bathy DataBASE, HPD and Spatial Fusion Enterprise suites of software provided the students with advanced knowledge to deal with their MSDI implementations at their respective organizations.