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  • CARIS Announces 2016 World Tour 2015/06/11

    The 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 you on its World Tour, with locations and dates to be announced later this year.This practical three day wor… Read More

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

    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. Read More

  • Busy training season for NOAA 2015/06/11

    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 and Atlantic Hydrographic Branches in Seattle, WA and Norfolk, VA. Josh Mode and Tami conducted introductor… Read More

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

    CARIS 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 nautical information which is already stored within an organization's HPD database. It helps users publish… Read More

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

    After 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 for training courses.The new office will open on April 20, making April 17 the last day at the current offi… Read More

  • 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 ErebusOfficials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, today joined with Canadian geospatial software company CARIS and geomatics technology innovation support centre TECTERRA, to unveil high precision 3D printed models of HMS Erebus, Sir John Franklin’s lead ship found last… Read More

  • CARIS launches developer website 2015/03/19

    CARIS has launched a new website for developers to aid in the creation of custom applications. The new 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 information and sharing of scripts.The CARIS Python API provides bindings for scripting using Python programm… Read More

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

    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 HIPS™ and SIPS™.The training course consisted of workflows for processing bathymetry, backscatter… Read More

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

    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 focus on the waters encompassed by its Exclusive Economic Zone (1,134,700 sq km at sea) and includes the t… Read More

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

    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 Digital Nautical Charts (DNC).For the first time users can now experiment with creating S-100 features withi… Read More

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

    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, which is the flagship survey vessel of the Italian Navy, conducted a survey of the sea facing area of the port… Read More

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

    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 Organization (IHO) standards and recommendations.HOPN has been using CARIS desktop applications for electronic navi… Read More

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

    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 taken the next step in their chart production operations by training its key production staff on the S-57 Co… Read More

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

    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-French interface and displays various map layers using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards and OpenStreet… Read More

  • 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 the Commonwealth and these countries’ concerns are central to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s w… Read More

  • 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 products. In HPD 3.1 the new flicker and swipe tools allow users to examine different layers and external da… Read More

  • 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) Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW) has been included with this release. This will allow enhanced data discovery… Read More

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

    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 capital city of Tasmania.The M/V Lake Illawarra is a 34 metre long, bulk carrier of 7,274 tons which collided w… Read More

  • Seafloor Exploration in Malta 2014/12/17

    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 its sinking, taking the lives of 126 crew members. In command of the HMS Russell at the time was then Lieute… Read More

  • 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 contributed to the development of the S-52 Specifications for Chart Content and Display Aspects of ECDIS.… Read More

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

    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 introductory course that teaches workflows and functionality for the production and management of nautical paper ch… Read More

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

    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 this has led to the widespread adoption of HIPS and SIPS on the SMLs. The CARIS solution will replace the l… Read More

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

    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 the overall contest winner with the highest number of votes across the CARIS website, Facebook and Google Plu… Read More

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

    CARIS 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 utilization of shared functionality.HIPS and SIPS 9.0The release of HIPS and SIPS 9.0 brings the leading hydrogr… Read More

  • Michael Redmayne joins CARIS team 2014/08/06

    CARIS 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 the last 4 years as the Senior Hydrographer responsible for Technical Sales and Support. Michael has an IHO C… Read More

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

    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 of operations for the Royal Thai Navy by the end of 2024. This includes provision of cartographic pro… Read More

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

    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 for global climate and deep-water habitats (CACH). The expedition was led by principal investigator Dr. Laura… Read More

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

    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 survey project was to give students from the ocean technology program at MIWB a chance to go through the entire… Read More

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

    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 CPA be able to efficiently and accurately determine least depths in the port environment to ensure safe nav… Read More

  • 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 imagesSubmissions 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 views and more.The submission deadline is September 26, 2014.Enter your CARIS images today!Vote for the winn… Read More

  • 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 and over 75 organizations in attendance.Delegates were engaged in boot camps and user group meetings durin… Read More

  • 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 through a seamless workflow between CARIS and EIVA software.Attendees will be taken through the workflow fr… Read More

  • 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 their commitment to provide accurate hydrographic information in a timely manner and to ensure customer sat… Read More

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

    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 founded CARIS in 1979 to commercialize the research into digital charting systems he undertook as part of the fa… Read More

  • CARIS awarded contract with Le Havre in France 2014/07/03

    After taking part in a competitive tender process, CARIS is pleased to announce that Le Havre in France has chosen to implement CARIS Bathy DataBASE and Spatial Fusion Enterprise for the management and distribution of their bathymetric data.The harbour of Le Havre, or Grand Port Maritime du Havre, is located in the north-west region of France at the mouth of the Seine River and is the port that se… Read More

  • CARIS 2014 final program now available 2014/05/22

    CARIS 2014 is just around the corner. In a little over a week CARIS users from all over the world will come together in Brest, France for the 15th international CARIS user group conference.The final program for CARIS 2014 is now available for download. Complete conference details are available in the program including a list of CARIS staff who will be at the conference to assist you.If you haven't… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS workshop at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah 2014/05/16

    A CARIS HIPS and SIPS workshop was conducted this past March for new and existing CARIS clients in Indonesia. The workshop was organized by CARIS Alliance Partner, PT OceaTekno Indonesia (OTI), and held at the famous Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. The park, which is located in Jakarta, summarizes the cultures of the nation's many provinces, and was a great venue for the Indonesia workshop.The tr… Read More

  • The Maritime Administration of Latvia adopts CARIS Bathy DataBASE 2014/05/16

    The Maritime Administration of Latvia, Hydrographic Office, has become the latest user of CARIS Bathy DataBASE for managing its increasing volumes of bathymetric data. Latvia is an IHO member state and is responsible for hydrographic surveys, paper and electronic chart production as well as maritime safety information (e.g. Notice to Mariners, Aids to Navigation, etc.). The Hydrographic Office use… Read More

  • CARIS users head to Brest, France for CARIS 2014 2014/05/16

    The event we've been waiting for is finally here. The staff at CARIS have been busy preparing for CARIS 2014, the largest international gathering of CARIS users, which will take place in Brest, France in a couple of weeks!CARIS 2014 will run June 2-5, 2014 with two days of dedicated boot camps and user group meetings, followed by two days of conference sessions. During the conference sessions dele… Read More

  • Second annual CARIS scholarship winner announced at CHC 2014 2014/05/16

    Congratulations to Dan Sweeny on being awarded the annual CARIS scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year. Dan is a second year student of the Marine Institute's Ocean Mapping program at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and was selected as the scholarship recipient due to his interest and understanding of CARIS technology. The award was recently presented to Dan during the Canadi… Read More

  • CIDCO provides training for secondary and post-secondary students 2014/05/16

    The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO) is a marine geomatics Research and Development (R&D) organization located in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. It is dedicated to the enhancement of state-of-the-art technology for marine geomatics. CIDCO is a not-for-profit organization answering the R&D, support and training needs of the Quebec maritime industry and the co… Read More

  • CARIS 2014 update: Preliminary program now available 2014/04/23

    The countdown to CARIS 2014 is on! The conference is a little over a month away and is shaping up to be one of our best user conferences. CARIS 2014 delegates are coming from all over the world including Norway, Iceland, Romania, the United States, Indonesia and South Korea.If you haven't already, register today to join us for this exceptional event! Preliminary programThe preliminary program… Read More

  • Panama Canal Authority adopts CARIS Bathy DataBASE 2014/03/28

    In their continuous expansion using CARIS technology the Panama Canal Authority has recently adopted CARIS Bathy DataBASE for the storing and management of the Canal´s bathymetric information.The waterway's heavy traffic and expansion operations called for a robust and efficient method to manage survey data. The implementation of Bathy DataBASE will also contribute to the constant monitoring… Read More

  • Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz joins CARIS academic program 2014/03/28

    The Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) in the Netherlands joins the CARIS Academic Partnering Program with CARIS HIPS and SIPS and BASE Editor for hydrographic data processing. The program provides academic institutes with CARIS software used by industry, allowing students to gain valuable hands-on experience prior to entering the workplace.The maritime institute is located on the island of… Read More

  • CARIS to host bathymetry management workshop at CHC 2014 2014/03/28

    CARIS will be at the upcoming Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC) which will be held April 15-17, 2014 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. During the conference CARIS will run a half day workshop on the Wednesday afternoon focusing on the use and management of bathymetric data with CARIS Bathy DataBASE.The workshop will cover the latest functionality in Bathy DataBASE including the use of auto… Read More

  • Implementation of CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise at CIOH 2014/03/28

    During the first week of March CARIS completed the implementation of CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) at the Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas (CIOH) of the Colombia Navy in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.CARIS staff were onsite to provide consultancy and train Navy technicians on the use of SFE as a tool for sharing hydrographic data using the… Read More

  • A successful Oceanology International for CARIS 2014/03/28

    Oceanology International 2014 just wrapped up in London, United Kingdom. The show, which lasts for three days had more than 520 exhibitors from 35 different countries and a record breaking attendance of over 8,400 visitors.The exhibition was very well attended this year with the CARIS stand staffed by personnel from our European and Canadian offices. Many existing customers stopped by the stand as… Read More

  • CARIS 2014: Early registration deadline March 21 2014/03/17

    Have you registered for CARIS 2014?CARIS 2014 is shaping up to be an excellent conference. With three exceptional keynote speakers and a packed technical session (speakers will be announced shortly) you won't want to miss it.Register before March 21, 2014 and save! Delegates who register before March 21 will save up to € 200 off the registration price. HIPS and SIPS and S-100 boot camps… Read More

  • CARIS and Kongsberg Maritime sign renewed MOU 2014/03/13

    CARIS and Kongsberg Maritime put pen to paper on an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Oceanology International 2014 in London, United Kingdom. CARIS and Kongsberg, who have partnered for over a decade, continue to work closely together to ensure their hydrographic solutions work hand-in-hand. Expanding upon previously signed agreements, the renewed MOU will continue to facilitate the m… Read More

  • Gilles Bessero joins CARIS 2014 as keynote speaker 2014/02/28

    CARIS is delighted to announce the addition of Gilles Bessero, Director of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), as a keynote speaker at CARIS 2014. Mr. Bessero will be the closing keynote speaker on Thursday, June 5.Gilles Bessero, is Director at the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the intergovernmental organization whose role is to ensure that the world’s seas, ocea… Read More

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