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  • The Battle of the St. Lawrence 2016/07/22

    The Battle of the St. Lawrence (1942 - 1944) has become known as the Canadian theatre of World War II. During this period, German U-Boats lay waiting in the depths of the St. Lawrence River, with intent to obstruct supplies heading towards Great Britain and the Allied Forces. To an extent, they were successful; of the twenty-two ships sunk in Canada during WWII, sixteen of these were in the St. La… Read More

  • Teledyne CARIS attends GEBCO forum on the Future of Ocean Mapping 2016/07/22

    June 15 to 17, Teledyne CARIS' Paul Cooper and Charles de Jongh attended the General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean (GEBCO) Forum on the Future of Ocean Mapping (FFOFM). This was a three-day international event held in the Principality of Monaco, which brought together more than 200 ocean experts from around the world. The goal of the event was to accelerate the ability to accurately portray the s… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Training in Myanmar 2016/07/22

    From June 2 to 12, Teledyne CARIS' Dan Morash travelled to Yangon, Myanmar, to conduct CARIS HIPS and SIPS™ training with the Myanmar Navy.Although the Myanmar Navy is a relatively new user of CARIS software, they have shown themselves to be experienced users of CARIS LOTS™ which is used as a tool to help define and analyze maritime boundaries and baselines.Through this most recent tra… Read More

  • CARIS Onboard Trial with TerraSond 2016/07/22

    Mike Redmayne, Teledyne CARIS Account Manager, recently visited onsite with TerraSond in Lafayette, LA, to conduct a CARIS Onboard™ trial and evaluate the benefits of near-real time processing to enhance survey productivity.Using an ASV C-Worker 5, the unmanned surface vessel was deployed using a variety of survey sensors; including a Teledyne Reson 7101 multibeam, Applanix POS MV positionin… Read More

  • Incorporating Legacy Data to Support Modern Hydrographic Products 2016/06/17

    How does an organization overcome the problems surrounding the incorporation of potentially useful content from legacy field sheets and chart overlays into nautical chart products? Generally with old maps, there are some obvious problems to the integration of this type of information.'Old data', as such, may simply not be up to today's standards. Perhaps there was no reference made to which horizo… Read More

  • Teledyne CARIS Training in Indonesia and Sri Lanka 2016/06/17

    From April 4 to 15, Dinas Hidro-Oseanografi (DISHIDROS), or the Hydro-Oceanographic Office of Indonesia, participated in up to date and focused training on the use of CARIS Bathy DataBASE™ (BDB) and advanced hydrographic production using CARIS HPD. The training sessions were attended by ten participants from DISHIDROS and led by Product Manager-Publications Module, Suresh Jeyaverasingam and Team L… Read More

  • CARIS World Tour - Bologna, Italy 2016/06/17

    May 17–19 marked the first European stop of the CARIS World Tour in Bologna, Italy. It was hosted at the National Research Institute (CNR) conference centre, along with invaluable assistance from the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) in Bologna.The World Tour was well received with approximately 40 registrations for the entire event and a daily attendance of 30 participants. Attendees… Read More

  • Enhanced 3D Model of HMS Erebus revealed during the 2016 Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2016/06/17

    In 2014, Parks Canada, together with support from key partners including Fisheries and Oceans Canada via its Canadian Hydrographic Service and Canadian Coast Guard, solved a key chapter of a longstanding maritime mystery when they discovered one of Sir John Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus, in the western waters of the Canadian Arctic. HMS Erebus, along with sister ship HMS Terror, entered the A… Read More

  • Announcing Teledyne CARIS 2016/05/12

    On May 3, 2016 the acquisition of CARIS by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated was finalized.By acquiring CARIS, Teledyne adds critical capabilities in geospatial software that complement its marine instrumentation and digital imaging businesses. CARIS will allow Teledyne to extend its scope by providing the complete software workflow needed to convert marine sensor data into rich geospatial datase… Read More

  • CARIS World Tour - Washington DC 2016/05/12

    From April 26 to 28, CARIS commenced its World Tour of training, demonstrations, and information sessions on CARIS software at the U.S. national capital of Washington, D.C. Hosted in the city centre, CARIS users from various government and private sectors enjoyed detailed presentations, hands-on training, learning about the new technology and innovations throughout the CARIS software suite. T… Read More

  • CARIS Attends the 3rd Mexican Hydrography Convention 2016/05/12

    From April 27 to 29, CARIS Account Manager Juan Carballini and Team Lead Processing / TSC José Arias, travelled to Mexico to attend the 3rd Mexican Hydrographic Convention. Hosted and organized by the Mexican Navy, the conference took place at the Carmen XXI Convention Centre, in Ciudad del Carmen. It was attended by approximately 600 people from various Mexican public organizations, indust… Read More

  • CARIS and the University of Southampton 2016/05/12

    Thanks to CARIS, more students of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton will be getting an insight into the latest technologies used for mapping the seabed.Up to 100 undergraduate and masters students of geophysics, geology, oceanography, and marine biology will now have the opportunity to use CARIS' various applications to understand the topography of seas and oceans around th… Read More

  • CARIS Teams up with Opportunities NB at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016 2016/05/12

    Josh Mode and Mike Redmayne represented CARIS as part of the Opportunities NB contingent in Houston at this year’s OTC conference. Honourable Rick Doucet, the New Brunswick Minister of Economic Development was in attendance and promoting NB based companies. Founded in 1969, OTC is an event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production,… Read More

  • Teledyne To Acquire CARIS 2016/04/08

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and Fredericton, NB, Canada – April 8, 2016 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) ("Teledyne") and CARIS jointly announced today that the CARIS business and its international affiliates (collectively, "CARIS") have agreed to be acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne. CARIS, headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is the leading developer of geospatia… Read More

  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.2 2016/04/04

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS Bathy DataBASE™ 4.2. As part of the CARIS Ping-to-Chart™ solution, Bathy DataBASE is a powerful system for the management and analysis of bathymetric surfaces and point clouds.Highlighting the release is the first appearance of the enhanced 3D Subset Editor for area based editing. This update provides a more powerful and user friendly e… Read More

  • Journeys in Asia 2016/04/04

    BANGLADESHFrom March 14 – 16, Alejandro Gerones, Accounts Manager with CARIS, attended the North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission (NIOHC) meeting in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh.  Joined by our reseller, R.H. Khan (Shuvo) from Multitech, they proceeded to meet with the Chittagong Port Authority Director and the survey team at the Hydrographic Department. The NIOHC meeting… Read More

  • 'The Object Detection Capabilities of the Bathymetry Systems Utilized for the 2015 Common Dataset', (Luke Elliott, 2015) 2016/04/04

    Shallow Survey, first established in 1999, is an international conference which focuses on coastal zone survey techniques. Although the conference covers various topics, considerable focus is placed on examination of the Common Dataset (CDS).The CDS allows shallow water survey manufacturers the opportunity to have their equipment tested in a controlled setting, against that of their competitors. T… Read More

  • Oceanology International 2016 2016/04/04

    Oceanology International (Oi) 2016 was once again a very successful event. Oi is a great opportunity to connect with the global marine science and ocean technology community on a large scale.Our CARIS team showcased the many capabilities of CARIS products to both new and existing partners alike. The timing of Oi was exciting as it coincided with the release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS™ 9.1 , whic… Read More

  • CARIS World Tour 2016 2016/04/04

    Five Locations now open and Panama City, Panama just announced as a new stop for the World Tour.Find out about the latest CARIS technology through hands-on exercises, detailed demonstrations, and information sessions.Visit our web page at to see all the tour locations and register for one near you. Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS 9.1 Released 2016/03/14

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of HIPS and SIPS™ 9.1. This new version includes an alternative method of processing backscatter data which produces high quality mosaics and is based upon industry-recognized algorithms and techniques.The SIPS Backscatter engine is a single additional step at the end of a traditional multibeam bathymetry workflow. It is a fresh approach to acoustic i… Read More

  • Darwin Harbour Unveils Sand Waves and Shipwrecks 2016/03/03

    Darwin, Australia, is world-renowned for its rich and diverse landscapes. However, as a scientific exploration party has just found out, there is an equally diverse and previously undiscovered region of Darwin under the sea. A marine survey tasked with mapping the seabed of Darwin Harbour in high resolution and collecting geochemical and physical samples has found relics of Australia's ancient geo… Read More

  • CARIS World Tour 2016 Registration Open for More Locations 2016/03/03

    Find out about the latest CARIS technology through hands-on exercises, detailed demonstrations, and information sessions.  Wellington, New Zealand is now open for registration. Visit our web page at to see all the tour locations and register for one near you. Read More

  • Meet the CARIS Team at Oceanology International (Oi) 2016/03/03

    CARIS is pumped up for a great show at Oi this year. We will be releasing HIPS and SIPS™ 9.1 to coincide with the event. The new backscatter processing engine is one of the main features of the latest version. Be sure to stop by for a demo and discover how to dramatically improve your image processing workflow.Our CARIS Onboard experts will also be on hand to explain the benefits of the late… Read More

  • Mapping and Modelling the SS Polwell 2016/03/03

    Originally constructed in the North East of England in 1888, the SS Polwell was in use by German forces at the start of World War I. However, early in the war the vessel was captured off Gibraltar by the British Admiralty and requisitioned into service as a defensively armed merchant ship.On June 5, 1918, the SS Polwell was on route to France with a cargo of coal. As it left the Irish coast, a war… Read More

  • Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) and CARIS Onboard 2016/03/03

    The use of near real-time data processing software, such as CARIS Onboard™, has significant benefits in supporting hydrographic surveys for Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA). REA is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) introduced concept, created to help quantify the environmental conditions of the battlespace and provide information to the decision maker as to how the environment… Read More

  • Discussion on Hydrographic Data Standards at OGC's Washington Meeting 2016/03/03

    Hydrographic data stakeholders are invited to get together at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) technical committee meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday March 10th to discuss the merits of forming a "Maritime Domain Working Group". The idea for this group is to discuss interoperability between hydrographic data standards such as S-100, Seabed Survey Data Models (SSDM) and the OGC and ISO stand… Read More

  • Reducing the Ping-to-Chart™ time with Unmanned Systems and CARIS Onboard 2016/01/20

    During the Meso American-Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) meeting, which was held in December 2015 in Antigua, staff from CARIS demonstrated the capability of conducting an unmanned hydrographic survey, processing the data and generating a nautical chart within 24 hours.A Teledyne Oceanscience Z-Boat was equipped with a MB1 multibeam echo sounder and ancillary sensors to work as a ful… Read More

  • Lake Survey Project 2016/01/20

    For the 2015 installment of the Lake Survey project, CARIS was pleased to join forces with Fugro Survey BV to organize a practical survey week for third year students from the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB). This year the location chosen to run the project was the Vlietland in Leidschendam, in the Netherlands. The goal of the week was to take students through the entire surveying proces… Read More

  • Mapping the Sound – Courtesy of KCTS, Seattle, WA 2016/01/20

    Students and instructors from the University of Washington's School of Oceanography, a member of the CARIS Academic program, are on a research vessel that is mapping the Puget Sound. Students are getting hands-on experience using the latest multibeam sonar technology to gather the data. CARIS HIPS and SIPS is being used to analyze the data to support the creation of nautical charts. The goal is to… Read More

  • CARIS Delivers Workshops on IHO S-100 and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure 2016/01/20

    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).S-100 WorkshopThe S-100 workshop was coordinated and hosted by Servicio de Oceanografía, Hidrografía y… Read More

  • CARIS Announces its 2016 World Tour! 2016/01/20

    Find out about the latest CARIS technology with hands-on software exercises – detailed demonstrations — information session.Click on the World Tour icon for more information and register for our detailed updates. Read More

  • Chart production for Large Suez Canal Expansion 2015/11/27

    Egypt has undertaken a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which resulted in a deepening of the main waterway as well as a parallel 35km (22 mile) channel. This is the most advanced expansion of the canal since its opening in 1869. The undertaking cost $8 billion. The works involved 12 months of dredging using 45 dredgers, which has resulted in the removal of approximately 250 million cubic metres… Read More

  • Winners announced for CARIS calendar contest 2015/11/27

    The votes are in and the winners of the CARIS calendar contest have been selected. Congratulations to all of the winners. The winning images will be included in the upcoming 2016 CARIS calendar and featured on the CARIS website.Congratulations to Fabio Sacchetti from Marine Institute Galway who was the overall contest winner with the highest number of votes across the CARIS website, YouTube and Fa… Read More

  • The Swedish Hydrographic Office chooses CARIS 2015/11/27

    Through a competitive tender process The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) has chosen CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) as the new system to meet the Hydrographic Office's current and future requirements.With HPD the Hydrographic Office will have the latest and most efficient system for the management of spatial data and the efficient production of paper and electronic charts. Effic… Read More

  • Lest We Forget 2015/11/27

    CARIS was proud to be a sponsor of the Lest We Forget ~ N'oublions jamais 2015 Remembrance Day tribute dinner held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The focus of this event was to raise awareness of the contributions and sacrifices made by local men and women in uniform. The donation from CARIS helped to enable cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, to join with veterans a… Read More

  • Official release of CARIS Onboard 1.0 2015/11/16

    CARIS is pleased to announce its release of the highly anticipated, near real-time data processing and mapping application, CARIS Onboard™. The development of this new technology will revolutionize the way in which bathymetry and imagery data is processed.CARIS Onboard automatically converts data as it becomes available and applies a range of pre-determined corrections, the data can then be… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS and AML Production Training for Royal Australian Navy 2015/10/07

    CARIS recently completed a series of training courses with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in preparation to standardize the data processing and electronic charting workflows for their Survey Motor Launches (SMLs) on CARIS software. Introductory training courses were led by Tami Beduhn, Fernanda Viana and Christian Fellinger at the HMAS Cairns naval base in Queensland. The purpose of the training… Read More

  • Help us select a winner 2015/10/07

    We’ve had some fantastic entries for the CARIS 2016 calendar and we are asking for your help to select the winning images! To vote please go to the CARIS website and Facebook voting pages.The winning images will be included in the upcoming 2016 CARIS calendar and featured on the CARIS website. Congratulations to all of the winners. Read More

  • Teledyne and CARIS demonstrate CARIS Onboard live at Shallow Survey 2015/10/07

    During the Shallow Survey 2015 conference held in Plymouth, UK, Teledyne and CARIS showcased the latest capabilities in autonomous survey operations with a live demonstration. Teledyne equipped a Z-Boat Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) with a MB1 multibeam sonar, and installed the latest version of the CARIS Onboard software directly on the platform.CARIS Onboard is a near real-time processing softw… Read More

  • Change in the Management of CARIS EMEA 2015/10/07

    After having been director of CARIS Geographic Information Systems BV, also known under its trade name CARIS EMEA, since its incorporation in 1994, Hans van Opstal decided to officially retire from the board of directors of the company from the 1st of July 2015.Hans van Opstal laid the foundation of CARIS EMEA in the early nineties after his retirement from the Royal Netherlands Navy as National H… Read More

  • CARIS wins NHS contract to provide a chart production system to Albania 2015/10/07

    CARIS has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) to deliver a data management and chart production system for the Military Geographic Institute (MGI) of Albania as part of the cooperation project Albanian-Norwegian Hydrographic Information Project (ALNO HIP). CARIS was chosen by NHS following a competitive tender process.MGI is responsible for creating and maintaining… Read More

  • CARIS welcomes Travis Hamilton onboard 2015/08/14

    CARIS is pleased to announce that Travis Hamilton has joined the team as the Product Manager of the newest application in the CARIS software suite, CARIS Onboard.Travis has a bachelor's degree in Geomatics from the University of New Brunswick and is currently completing his master's degree. Travis has spent the last two years working in offshore survey as a data processor and operator of AUVs off… Read More

  • New Sound velocity correction and ERS improvements in HIPS and SIPS 2015/07/27

    CARIS has introduced a new Sound Velocity Correction (SVC) algorithm in HIPS and SIPS that significantly improves results for many deep-water sonars. The new algorithm accounts for the separation between transmit and receive arrays when performing the ray-trace. This key change in a fundamental assumption results in a more robust estimate of the path of each beam to the seafloor, particularly for… Read More

  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency adopts CARIS geospatial software 2015/07/27

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, military, intelligence professionals and first responders. NGA has invested in a wide range of geospatial solutions from the CARIS Ping-to-Chart product line to aid in hydrographic data processing, storage and chart production.CARIS has worked closely w… Read More

  • Dutch Navy receives training at CARIS EMEA's smart new location 2015/07/27

    CARIS’ longest-standing European client, The Royal Netherlands Navy, was the first to experience the training facilities at CARIS EMEA’s new location, which includes the use of smart board technology. The Royal Netherlands Navy has been using CARIS software since 1986. The three-day training course focused on optimizing workflows and deliverables for both civilian and military tasks to… Read More

  • Boundary delimitation training for Africa's third largest Lake 2015/07/27

    CARIS recently provided training on the new BASE Editor Limits and Boundaries software for the delimitation of the Malawi-Mozambique boundary in Lake Malawi / Lake Nyasa. The lake is Africa’s third largest and the ninth largest in the world. The training was held in the framework of the African Union Border Program and was funded GIZ, a German government agency for international cooperation.… Read More

  • Shallow Survey 2015 2015/07/27

    CARIS is looking forward to the Shallow Survey 2015 conference to be held in Plymouth, UK 14th – 18th September 2015.In addition to the papers that we will present, we will have a stand with our lead technical experts on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate the latest technology in HIPS and SIPS, Bathy DataBASE and to showcase CARIS Onboard.On Monday 14th September, we will be running… Read More

  • New Sound Velocity Correction for HIPS and SIPS 2015/07/07

    CARIS™ has introduced a new sound velocity correction algorithm to HIPS and SIPS™ that significantly improves results for many mid and deep-water sonars and benefits some shallow water multi-sector systems as well.The new algorithm was based on research from the Ocean Mapping Group of the University of New Brunswick, Canada and now accounts for the separation between transmit and recei… Read More

  • Creed's Clearwater Revival 2015/06/11

    CARIS recently joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) for their first survey of the 2015 field season aboard the C.C.G.S Frederick G. Creed. Burns Foster, Product Manager for HIPS and SIPS, met the vessel and the CHS survey team in the New Brunswick Port of Belledune to learn about their current field practices, hardware configuration and processing workflows. While on board Burns assisted… Read More

  • Unique underwater technology seminar in Abu Dhabi 2015/06/11

    CARIS recently participated in an Underwater Technology Seminar in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The seminar was jointly organized by Unique Group, Bayanat, Kongsberg Maritime and CARIS. It was well attended by organizations involved with underwater survey and mapping from the Middle East region.As part of the seminar Kongsberg Maritime and Unique conducted hydrographic survey operations with a… Read More

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