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  • 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 help…

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  • 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 con…

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  • 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, Ferna…

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  • Help us select a winner 2015/10/07

    CARIS Calendar 2016 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 w…

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  • 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 versio…

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  • 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 founda…

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  • 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). CARI…

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  • CARIS welcomes Travis Hamilton onboard 2015/08/14

    Travis Hamilton joins as CARIS Onboard's product managerCARIS 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. T…

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

    HIPS and SIPS Attitude Editor with multiple overplotted data sourcesCARIS 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 fundament…

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  • 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 p…

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

    Training the Royal Netherlands Navy at CARIS EMEACARIS’ 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-d…

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

    Technical experts from Malawi and Mozambique

    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…

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  • 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 …

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

    New sound velocity correctionCARIS™ 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 Grou…

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  • Creed's Clearwater Revival 2015/06/11

    Data collection and QC on the bridge of the C.C.G.S Frederick G. CreedCARIS 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 th…

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

    Seminar attendees including CARIS employees Dagmar Kuil and Charles de Jongh, front leftCARIS 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 …

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  • CARIS Announces 2016 World Tour 2015/06/11

    CARIS World Tour 2016The 10 year anniversary of CARIS'; widely acclaimed Ping-to-Chart™ World Tour will be marked in 2016. We think that's a great excuse to embark on a new global workshop series and update your wardrobe with a new tour t-shirt at the same time. CARIS experts will be coming to a city near y…

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  • Latest Engineering Analysis Module Webinar now available on YouTube 2015/06/11

    CARIS World Tour 2016
    In case you missed the recent Engineering Analysis Module Webinar related to the enhancements to vertical and inclined feature modelling, it's now available on our YouTube channel.

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  • Busy training season for NOAA 2015/06/11

    Rear Admiral Gerd Glang addresses the CARIS trainees in Yorktown, VA.CARIS trainers recently completed a round of pre-season training courses with NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in preparation for new challenges and survey objectives in the coming field season. Advanced training courses were led by Karen Hart, Burns Foster, and Tami Beduhn at the Pacific …

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  • BSH publish List of Lights with CARIS HPD 2015/06/11

    List of Lights Publication produced in CARIS HPDCARIS is pleased to announce that, for the first time, the latest editions of the German List of Lights have been successfully published by the The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) using the CARIS HPD Publications Module.

    CARIS HPD Publications Module accesses relevant…

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  • CARIS in The Netherlands is Moving 2015/04/07

    New BV office renovationsAfter nearly two decades at its current office in Heeswijk, The Netherlands, CARIS' European office is moving to a new location. The new office, located in the beautiful city of 's-Hertogenbosch, will double the available space and provide new facilities; including three fully equipped rooms …

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  • Government Of Canada Unveils 3D Model Of HMS Erebus 2015/04/01

    Data collected by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Canadian Hydrographic Service used to develop models of HMS Erebus

    HMS ErebusOfficials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, today joined with Canadian geospatial software company CARIS and geomatics technology innovation support centre TECTERR…

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  • CARIS launches developer website 2015/03/19

    CARIS developers websiteCARIS has launched a new website for developers to aid in the creation of custom applications. The new developer.caris.com website provides users with access to tools and documentation of CARIS Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as well as a discussion forum for the collaboration of in…

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  • Hydrographic data processing training for Fugro Brasil 2015/03/19

    CARIS' José Arias (far left) pictured with Fugro Brasil staff members during a recent HIPS and SIPS training course.Fugro Brasil recently undertook training on the latest hydrographic data processing techniques with CARIS. Staff members, who came from diverse backgrounds in hydrography, geophysics and GIS, took part in a week-long training course in Macaé, Brasil using the latest release of CARIS HI…

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  • Digital chart production system for Fiji Hydrographic Service 2015/03/19

    CARIS' Christian Fellinger (front row, centre) pictured with Fiji Hydrographic Service staff in traditional The role of the Fiji Hydrographic Service (FHS) is to provide up-to-date hydrographic information to meet the needs of government departments, merchant shipping and all other public and commercial interests with the main focus being on safe navigation and safety of life at sea. The objectives…

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  • S-100 support in CARIS S-57 Composer 3.0 2015/03/16

    CARIS S-57 Composer 3.0 includes tools for S-100 products.CARIS™ is pleased to announce the release of CARIS S-57 Composer™ 3.0, a desktop application for the production of electronic navigational products, including Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), Additional Military Layers (AML), Inland Electronic Navigational Charts (IENC) and D…

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  • ITS Magnaghi hydrographic team receives poster of winning entry 2015/02/11

    The ITS Magnaghi hydrographic team pictured with their winning calendar contest submission.Congratulations to the ITS Magnaghi hydrographic team of the Italian Navy for submitting the winning image for the 2015 CARIS calendar contest. Their submission of the Liberty Samuel Tilden shipwreck was voted the overall winner by public voting.

    The hydrographic team of the ITS Magnaghi, whic…

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  • Database production for the Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy 2015/02/11

    CARIS' Jorge Sánchez Hernández (centre) pictured with Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy staff during CARIS HPD training.The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (HOPN) is responsible for navigation, hydrography, oceanography and meteorology of Polish waters and areas of operational significance for the Polish Navy. All surveys, charts and publications produced by HOPN meet International Hydrographic Organiza…

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  • Joint S-57 production training for CARIS' newest and oldest users in Europe 2015/02/11

    CARIS' Ana Ferrer (centre) pictured with staff from the Maritime Administration of Latvia and the Royal Netherlands Navy during CARIS S-57 Composer training in Europe.The Maritime Administration of Latvia is the latest hydrographic office to use CARIS S-57 Composer for the production of electronic navigational charts (ENCs). The Maritime Administration of Latvia, which acquired CARIS Bathy DataBASE less than a year ago for managing their survey data, has t…

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  • New Brunswick's Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries deploys Spatial Fusion Enterprise for resource management 2015/02/11

    The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has recently upgraded their web maps to run on CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise.The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries in New Brunswick, Canada has recently upgraded their web maps to run on CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.8. This deployment of Spatial Fusion Enterprise includes a lightweight, easily navigable map client with a bilingual English-Frenc…

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  • Caribbean islands use LOTS Limits and Boundaries 2014/12/17

    For many Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, access to natural resources continues to play a critical role in shaping their sustainable economic and social development. Twenty-five of the world’s 39 SIDS are members of…

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  • New comparison tools in HPD 3.1 2014/12/17

    The latest release of CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 3.1 offers an abundance of new functionality, including new comparison tools and customizable user access.

    The leading database production system allows users to manage their marine spatial information and create cartographic p…

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  • Enhanced discovery capabilities in Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.8 2014/12/17

    CARIS is pleased to announce the latest release of its web mapping server, CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.8. Enhancements to the catalogue services, coverage services and data connections to raster data have been the primary focus of this release.

    The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catal…

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  • CSIRO and IMAS survey M/V Lake Illawarra shipwreck 2014/12/17

    Multibeam bathymetry data of the M/V Lake Illawarra acquired by CSIRO and IMAS.Earlier this year, Matt Boyd and Stuart Edwards from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Geophysical Survey and Mapping team acquired multibeam bathymetry data over the wreck of the M/V Lake Illawarra, which lies under the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, the capi…

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  • Seafloor Exploration in Malta 2014/12/17

    A combined dataset of bathymetry, backscatter and scanning sonar of the HMS Russell. The shipwreck, which is laying hull up in roughly 110 metres of water, was mapped using a tripod mounted scanning sonar.In the early morning hours of April 27, 1917, the pre-Dreadnaught battleship HMS Russell was steaming ahead just north of Valetta Harbour, Malta when she was rocked by a sequence of explosions. Several mines laid by the German submarine U-73 had punctured its hull and ultimately resulted in i…

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  • Passing of ECDIS pioneer Mike Eaton 2014/12/17

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the recent passing of scientist and former Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) employee, Mike Eaton.

    In the late '80s CARIS worked with CHS on an ECDIS test bed project led by Mike Eaton. The research that Mike did with CARIS in the '80s and early '90s…

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  • New self-paced Nautical Chart Production training course 2014/10/23

    The self-paced Paper Chart Composer training course provides the best of a classroom training setting with the convenience of learning at your own pace from your desktop.CARIS is pleased to announce the launch of a self-paced online training course for the production of nautical charts. This new training course is part of a series of self-paced online training courses CARIS is offering to its users. The Nautical Chart Production training course is an introduc…

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  • CARIS celebrates Australian Navy software adoption 2014/10/23

    The CARIS HIPS and SIPS team enjoyed an Australian-style barbecue to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's extended use of CARIS software.The CARIS HIPS and SIPS team recently celebrated news that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has decided to standardize their data processing workflow for their Survey Motor Launches (SML) on CARIS software.

    CARIS has been used successfully for several years on the larger RAN survey vessels and …

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  • Winners announced for CARIS calendar contest (1) 2014/10/23

    The Liberty Samuel Tilden shipwreck was investigated during a search activity near the port of Bari, Italy. The guns located at the bow and stern of the wreck are clearly recognizable and are visually identified by underwater video.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 2015 CARIS calendar and featured on the CARIS website.

    Congratulations to Erika Buttaro from the Italian Navy who was th…

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  • CARIS releases HIPS and SIPS 9.0 and Bathy DataBASE 4.1 2014/10/23

    CARIS HIPS and SIPSCARIS is pleased to announce new releases of its hydrographic data processing and bathymetric data management and analysis solutions. The latest releases of HIPS and SIPS 9.0 and Bathy DataBASE 4.1 feature significant enhancements, as well as providing streamlined connectivity and smart utili…

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  • Michael Redmayne joins CARIS team 2014/08/06

    Michael RedmayneCARIS is pleased to announce that Michael Redmayne has joined its US Operation as the Account Manager for the region. Michael brings with him 10+ years of hydrographic experience from the Royal Navy, the US Navy Fleet Survey Team and from the private sector at Teledyne Odom, where he spent th…

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  • Royal Thai Navy implements enterprise GIS 2014/07/28

    CARIS' Constantino Solano pictured with Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy staff during the implementation and training of CARIS HPD.The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) is responsible for surveying the navigable waterways of Thailand and producing official nautical products to serve both the Royal Thai Navy and mariners. In addition, the hydrographic department has the vision to support all dimensions…

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  • Science cruise supports bathymetric mapping in the Atlantic Ocean 2014/07/28

    The scientific cruise on board the RRS James Cook resulted in nearly complete coverage of four previously unmapped seafloor features, including the Carter Seamount.In the latter half of 2013 the British Royal Research Ship, RRS James Cook, set sail for the Atlantic to conduct the field work component of a European Research Council funded project, Reconstructing abrupt changes in chemistry and circulation of the equatorial Atlantic Ocean: Implications fo…

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  • Second annual CARIS lake survey with Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz 2014/07/28

    Students from Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz surveyed Wijde Blik Lake to gain valuable surveying experience.Findings from the survey included dredging marks from peat and sand extraction, as well as some unidentified objects.For the second year in a row CARIS collaborated with industry manufacturers to provide third year students from Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB), located on the northern island of Terschelling in The Netherlands, with a valuable week-long surveying experience.

    The purpose of the surve…

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  • Enhanced hydrographic survey operations for Chittagong Port Authority 2014/07/28

    CARIS' Jose Arias pictured with Chittagong Port Authority staff during on-site training of CARIS HIPS and SIPS.The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has an important role in increasing foreign trade and supporting sustainable development for Bangladesh. The port of Chittagong, which is the country's main port, handles approximately 92 per cent of international trade. It is therefore essential that …

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  • Enter the CARIS calendar contest 2014/07/18

    Now in its ninth year of production, CARIS' popular calendar contest is back!

    Enter your favourite CARIS images

    CARIS 2014 Desktop CalendarSubmissions for the calendar contest are now being accepted. CARIS software users are invited to submit their favourite CARIS images including geospatial datasets, maps, charts, 3-D v…

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  • CARIS 2014 focuses on developing the Blue Economy 2014/07/03

    CARIS successfully held its 15th international user group conference in Brest, France during the week of June 2-5, 2014. CARIS 2014, which brought together CARIS users from all over the world, was the largest user conference to-date with approximately 170 delegates from 25 different countries…

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  • Streamlined offshore survey processing tutorial at Oceans 2014 2014/07/03

    CARIS and ROMOR, EIVA’s Canadian partner, will host a half day tutorial at the upcoming Oceans 2014 conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in September. The tutorial titled Streamlined offshore survey processing will focus on the integrated software solution for offshore survey …

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  • NHO India enters fourth year of production with CARIS HPD 2014/07/03

    The Indian Naval Hydrographic Department (INHD) is the agency responsible for hydrographic surveys and nautical charting to support national and international agencies, as well as public and private sector activities in Indian waters. INHD utilizes leading equipment and techniques as part of …

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  • Dr. Salem Masry awarded C.C. Kirby Award 2014/07/03

    CARIS' Mark Masry accepted the C.C Kirby Award on behalf of Dr. Masry at the Annual Meeting of the APEGNB.CARIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Salem Masry, President and CEO of CARIS, was awarded the 2014 C.C. Kirby Award, by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB), in recognition of his world-beating land and marine mapping software.

    Dr. Masry foun…

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