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  • 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 …

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

    CARIS 2016 World Tour

    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.

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  • 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 i…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 environme…

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

    OGC logoHydrographic 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 be…

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  • 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 Teledyn…

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  • 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 Leid…

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  • 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…

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  • 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).

    with S-100 workshop participants and SOHMA AuthoritiesS-100 Wor…

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

    CARIS World Tour 2016

    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.

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 w…

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  • 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 s…

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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 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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