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  • LINZ releases BSB format RNCs using CARIS HPD 2014/02/25

    In keeping with its mandate to make data more accessible to as many people as possible, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is now offering its Raster Navigational Charts (RNCs) free online in BSB format.The charts were produced using the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) Raster Module following onsite training and a pilot project to migrate LINZ's existing raster base data to HPD. LINZ… Read More

  • CARIS at Oceanology International 2014/02/25

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  • CARIS to participate in TECTERRA geospatial standards event 2014/02/25

    TECTERRA, in collaboration with the OGC and with funding from GeoConnections, is hosting a one-day event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that will focus on geospatial standards.The event geared towards geomatics professionals will bring together first rate speakers in the field of geomatics, geospatial standards and leaderships. CARIS is pleased to have been invited to speak at the event on the cr… Read More

  • 2014 winning CARIS calendar entry 2014/02/25

    Congratulations to Jennifer Campo and the LARsen Ice Shelf System Antarctica (LARISSA) program at the University of Houston for submitting the winning image for the 2014 CARIS calendar contest. The LARISSA program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.The image of the Eastern Antarctic Peninsula highlighting glacially sculpted features of the Antarctica Sound, Erebus and Terror Gulf, and… Read More

  • CARIS 2014 keynote speakers announced 2014/02/17

    CARIS is pleased to announce the opening keynote speakers at CARIS 2014. Bruno Frachon, Director General of SHOM will give the opening keynote address on Wednesday, June 4 and Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary and Assistant Director General of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO will give the opening keynote address on Thursday, June 5. Armament engineer, specialis… Read More

  • Ping-to-Chart workshop for Japan 2014/01/20

    A Ping-to-Chart™ workshop was recently held in Tokyo, Japan to inform existing and new clients about the latest improvements offered by CARIS marine GIS solutions for the processing, analysis and management of high-volume marine spatial data. The workshop, which was a follow-up to the successful 2012 event, was once again presented in cooperation with TOYO Cooperation, CARIS' Alliance Partne… Read More

  • Implementation and training on Bathy DataBASE at CIOH in Colombia 2014/01/20

    CARIS has recently completed implementation and training on CARIS Bathy DataBASE (BDB) at the Centro de Investigaciones Hidrográficas y Oceanográficas (CIOH) de la Armada de Colombia. This was an essential task in the renewal of production processes and tools at the Colombian Navy.Training took place at CIOH facilities, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. During the training course CAR… Read More

  • Paul Cooper elected president of THSOA 2014/01/20

    Vice President of CARIS USA, Paul Cooper, has been elected as the new president of The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA). THSOA is a non-profit organization and has been in operation for 33 years with a mission to promote education in hydrography. The officers and board of trustees are all volunteers and receive no compensation for their time and efforts.Paul Cooper has been the Vice Preside… Read More

  • Hydrography Geospatial Data Management and Production System for Malaysia 2014/01/20

    As the national hydrographic and charting authority in Malaysia, the Hydrographic Directorate of the Royal Malaysian Navy (HDRMN) has a mandate to collect measurements using modern techniques, and provide adequate and timely hydrographic information to support safety of navigation, national development, defense and security, and numerous other activities related to the use of Malaysia’s mari… Read More

  • Download the winning CARIS calendar desktop images 2013/12/16

    The winning images from the 2014 CARIS calendar contest are now available for download as calendar desktop images.Enjoy 14 months of the winning images submitted by CARIS users. The desktop calendar images are available in a variety of resolution sizes.Download the December 2013 desktop image today! Read More

  • SHOM releases its first ENC with CARIS HPD 2013/12/16

    One year ago, Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) set up a pilot project at their cartography department with five cartographers for the implementation of the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) suite tools. Tests were conducted for paper chart and Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) productions in order to replace the current production system based on CA… Read More

  • BIG travels to Canada for LOTS training 2013/12/16

    Delegates from the Geospatial Information Agency of Indonesia, Badan Informasi Geospasial (BIG), recently travelled to CARIS headquarters in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada to participate in training on maritime boundary determination and maintenance using CARIS LOTS. The training was arranged after BIG upgraded to the latest version of the software, LOTS 4.1.The Indonesia archipelago has a num… Read More

  • Integrated CARIS and EIVA workshop in Scotland 2013/12/16

    Members of the offshore industry community in Aberdeen, Scotland were invited to attend a CARIS and EIVA workshop featuring the integrated solution for offshore survey. The workshop was well attended with 24 attendees from survey companies in the Aberdeen area and beyond. CARIS’ Trish Groves and Dagmar Kuil, alongside Lars Dall from EIVA spent the day highlighting the CARIS and EIVA workflow… Read More

  • Safe Software and CARIS partner to improve interoperability with the CSAR framework 2013/12/09

    Safe Software and CARIS have announced that support for the CARIS Spatial Archive (CSAR) raster format for gridded bathymetry and elevation data will be included in FME 2014, available already in the beta and scheduled for official release in January.FME users will now have direct access to the cutting edge data storage technology designed by CARIS for efficient storage and visualization of high v… Read More

  • Portuguese Hydrographic Institute seminar on the contribution of hydrography 2013/12/03

    The Portuguese Hydrographic Institute, which is celebrating their 53rd anniversary, recently organized a seminar about “The contribution of hydrography to the development and security of coastal states” in Lisbon, Portugal. The purpose of this event was to allow the exchange of ideas and experiences about hydrography and nautical cartography between participants, as well as strengthen… Read More

  • CARIS completes HPD consultancy at Servicio de Hidrografía Naval in Argentina 2013/12/03

    CARIS representative Graciela Inés Lado was recently in Argentina for consultancy with the Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (Naval Hydrographic Service). The consultancy focused on CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD), a database solution for the production of paper charts, Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), and other product types.The Naval Hydrographic Service found there… Read More

  • LINZ hosts first southern hemisphere HPD and BDB user group meetings 2013/12/03

    CARIS users were recently in Wellington, New Zealand for the annual CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) and Bathy DataBASE (BDB) user group meetings. This was the first time the meetings were held in the southern hemisphere, which attracted a number of new participating agencies.CARIS user group meetings are meetings chaired by CARIS users. These meetings have proven to be invaluable as t… Read More

  • CARIS conducts workshop on the new IHO S-100 standard 2013/12/03

    The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recently helped organize and deliver a workshop on the new S-100 standard in Ecuador. The workshop was coordinated by Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada del Ecuador (INOCAR), which hosted members from the South East Pacific Hydrographic Commission (Peru, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador), as well as representatives from the International Centre… Read More

  • CARIS 2014 - Call for presentations 2013/11/14

    CARIS, a leader in the development of marine GIS software, has announced the acceptance of abstracts for CARIS 2014, the 15th International User Group Conference, which will be held June 2-5, 2014 in Brest, France. Users of CARIS software are invited to submit an abstract for this international event.Under the conference theme, Developing the Blue Economy, CARIS 2014 will celebrate the work of its… Read More

  • US Army Corps of Engineers takes IENC production to the next level with HPD 2013/11/06

    CARIS has long included support for Inland Electronic Navigational Chart (IENC) products in our software and has been closely involved and supportive of the Inland ENC Harmonization Group's (IEHG) work. CARIS S-57 Composer and CARIS HPD, the desktop and database solutions for electronic chart production, support the creation of the full range of IENC and IENC overlays, including customized IENC va… Read More

  • Integrated CARIS and EIVA workshop in Brazil 2013/11/06

    CARIS and EIVA recently held a workshop in Brazil featuring the integrated solution for offshore survey. The workshop was well attended with 20 attendees from survey companies, Petrobras, Diretoria de Hidrografía e Navegacao (DHN) the Brazilian Navy, and other agencies.During the workshop attendees learned about the CARIS and EIVA workflow, as well as the latest water column, patch test and… Read More

  • Winners announced for the 2014 CARIS calendar contest 2013/11/06

    The votes are in and the winners of the 2014 CARIS calendar contest have been selected. Congratulations to all of the winners. The winning images will be included in the upcoming 2014 CARIS calendar and on the CARIS website.Congratulations to Jennifer Campo from LARISSA who was the overall contest winner with the highest number of votes across the CARIS website, Facebook and Google Plus voting pag… Read More

  • New sample dataset for Easy View 2013/11/06

    Users of CARIS Easy View, a freeware program that allows users to view spatial data in a wide range of native vector and raster file formats, can now download a new sample dataset to use with the software.The latest sample data is from a survey conducted by students from the Maritime Institute Willem Barentz (MIWB), which hosts the hydrography Category A course in the Netherlands, as part of an ed… Read More

  • Sydney Ports Corporation selects Paper Chart Composer 2013/09/09

    Sydney Ports Corporation(Sydney Ports) recently selected CARIS Paper Chart Composer to streamline the production and maintenance of its paper chart products.Sydney Ports' main functions include:Managing and developing port facilities and services to cater for existing and future commercial trade needs in Sydney Harbour.Managing the navigational, pilotage, security, emergency response and oper… Read More

  • Spectacular wreck imagery in Libyan waters 2013/09/09

    In recent weeks, it has been reported in the media that the Royal Navy's survey ship, HMS Echo, made a successful visit to Libya to further support the Libyan authorities. The surveys completed off the Libyan coast revealed a number of uncharted wrecks in addition to reefs and rocks.The multibeam data collected by the HMS Echo was processed in CARIS HIPS and SIPS, which is an integral part of the… Read More

  • Last week to submit images in the CARIS calendar contest 2013/09/09

    This week marks the last week to submit images for the 2014 calendar contest. The submission deadline is Friday, September 13.CARIS software users are encouraged to submit their favourite CARIS imagery including geospatial datasets, maps, charts, 3-D views and more for a chance to be featured in the 2014 CARIS calendar.Submit your images today! Read More

  • Webinar: New SIPS engine for side scan 2013/09/09

    CARIS will host a series of webinars, during the week of September 23, featuring the new SIPS processing engine for side scan sonar data available in the latest release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.1.During the webinar participants will hear from HIPS and SIPS experts as they outline:Functionality in the new SIPS processing engine for side scan sonar dataThe addition of a Catalogue Editor for custom a… Read More

  • CARIS releases HIPS and SIPS 8.1 featuring a new SIPS engine 2013/08/29

    Fredericton, NB, Canada - Agust 29, 2013 - CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.1. The latest release of the leading hydrographic data processing system, which offers a single solution for bathymetry, seafloor imagery and water column data processing, includes significant improvements to the SIPS processing engine for side scan sonar data.The latest enhancements includ… Read More

  • CARIS releases HPD 3.0 2013/08/12

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 3.0. CARIS’ flagship enterprise GIS solution, HPD provides efficiency in maintaining source data and the production of multiple marine products from a single database. Significant new features and functions have been added to the latest version of HPD 3.0, including the addition of a 64-bit application.… Read More

  • Collaborative effort to support student surveying project 2013/08/12

    In close cooperation with the Dutch Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz in Terschelling, The Netherlands, CARIS BV worked on a project with a group of third year undergraduates of the Ocean Technology (hydrography) section from the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz. The project was aimed at gaining valuable field experience from surveying the Spiegel- and Blijkpolderplas in Nederhorst den Berg, cl… Read More

  • Loch Ness multibeam training course 2013/08/12

    Teledyne-RESON has announced their first comprehensive multibeam training seminar since Teledyne Technologies’ acquisition of RESON A/S. The five-day training course, which will consist of both in-depth classroom and practical offshore vessel training, will take place September 30 to October 4, 2013 overlooking the beautiful and mysterious Loch Ness in Scotland.The training course is aimed a… Read More

  • CARIS HIPS and SIPS used to support diverse acquisition systems 2013/08/12

    Recently the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, acquired an additional CARIS HIPS and SIPS software license. To help improve their working knowledge of CARIS HIPS and SIPS tools, researchers from the Oceanographic Centres of Málaga and Cádiz attended a five-day training course provided by CARIS at the IEO centre in Fuengirola… Read More

  • CARIS accepting submissions for calendar contest 2013/07/19

    CARIS’ popular calendar contest is back! Now in its eighth year of production, the calendar contest continues to gain in popularity. Submit your CARIS images for the calendar contest Submissions for the 2014 calendar contest are now being accepted. CARIS software users are encouraged to submit their favourite CARIS imagery including geospatial datasets, maps, charts, 3-D views and more. Su… Read More

  • CARIS sponsors IOC Assembly reception 2013/07/15

    The 27th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Assembly recently took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The IOC Assembly, which meets every two years, is composed of 145 Member States.Since its foundation in 1960, IOC-UNESCO has been promoting international cooperation and coord… Read More

  • CARIS releases Paper Chart Composer 1.1 2013/07/15

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS Paper Chart Composer 1.1. The successor to the long-trusted CARIS GIS product, Paper Chart Composer delivers a highly intuitive workflow for creation of paper chart products.Seamless migration from CARIS GIS to Paper Chart ComposerCARIS users who have created nautical charts in CARIS GIS will benefit from being able to effortlessly import these cha… Read More

  • CARIS participates in inaugural Mexican Hydrography Convention 2013/07/15

    The first Mexican Hydrography Convention recently took place in Veracruz, Mexico. The event was organized by the Dirección Adjunta de Oceanografía, Hidrografía y Meteorología of the Mexican Navy and was held at the Senior Naval Club.During the convention, CARIS hosted a workshop that covered the new methods for processing and managing bathymetric sonar data. The worksho… Read More

  • CARIS to host 15th International User Group Conference in France 2013/06/17

    Welcome to CARIS 2014! Bienvenue à CARIS 2014!CARIS is pleased to announce its 15th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2014, will be held in Brest, France from June 2 – 5, 2014.The four-day user group conference will be the world’s largest gathering of CARIS users, providing an invaluable opportunity for new and existing users to congregate.The theme of the conference wi… Read More

  • Shanghai MSA expands use of CARIS enterprise solutions 2013/06/17

    Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China (Shanghai MSA) is responsible for the hydrographic surveying and mapping of the coastal areas of East China. To safeguard navigation and improve the efficiency of maritime traffic in harbours and channels, Shanghai MSA is continuously enhancing their surveying and charting infrastructure. This included the implementatio… Read More

  • CIOH utilizes new water column processing knowledge 2013/06/17

    Recently, the Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas del Caribe (CIOH), from the Colombia Navy, hosted a CARIS HIPS and SIPS training course which was delivered by CARIS’ SJ(R) José Arturo Arias Cardozo. CIOH summoned hydrographers from different departments of the Dirección General Marítima (DIMAR) with the objective of updating their kno… Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the United States 2013/06/03

    CARIS is pleased to announce an upcoming HIPS and SIPS training course for marine and hydrographic professionals at the CARIS USA office in Alexandria, Virginia. The hands-on training course will be held July 16-18, 2013 and will focus on data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS and SIPS 8.0 release.The training course will include the n… Read More

  • Practical survey workshop in Uruguay 2013/06/03

    CARIS and Kongsberg recently teamed up to conduct a five-day joint acquisition and processing workshop with Servicio de Oceanografia, Hidrografia y Meteorologia de la Armada (SOHMA) in Montevideo, Uruguay.Thirty-five attendees from hydrographic organizations and survey companies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama participated in the workshop which included… Read More

  • Former CARIS colleague takes command of Zr. Ms. Luymes 2013/06/03

    On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 CARIS’ former colleague, Björn van Vliet, took over command of the Royal Netherlands Navy hydrographic vessel Zr. Ms. Luymes.Having already worked for the Dutch Navy for 13 years, Björn started working at CARIS BV in June 2007 where he proved to be a very good colleague with excellent knowledge and experience in hydrography.Towards the end of 2010… Read More

  • The University of Vigo expands their HIPS and SIPS knowledge 2013/06/03

    The University of Vigo in Spain, recently acquired a small vessel to carry out their own surveys and projects for research purposes. The University is already an existing CARIS HIPS and SIPS user and is planning on going further into data processing and quality control using the new vessel.To support their plans, CARIS BV's Nolwenn Collouard recently visited the University to conduct a training co… Read More

  • CARIS processing for Deakin University's new EM2040C multibeam 2013/05/21

    Deakin University, one of Australia's leading universities, has acquired CARIS HIPS and SIPS as part of the Deakin University Warrnambool Marine and Aquaculture Science Research Initiative, which aims at boosting marine research and teaching in the region.The Marine and Freshwater Sciences research group focuses on the ecology and management of coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems, cutting edge… Read More

  • NIWA implements CARIS Bathy DataBASE to manage bathymetric assets 2013/05/21

    CARIS Asia Pacific recently travelled to 'Windy Wellington' in order to provide training and consultation to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) for the implementation of CARIS Bathy DataBASE to allow them to efficiently store and manage their bathymetric assets.NIWA conducts leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New… Read More

  • CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.0 webinar 2013/05/21

    Join CARIS for a webinar featuring the latest release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.0.CARIS HIPS and SIPS is the leading hydrographic data processing system capable of integrating bathymetry, seafloor imagery and water column data processing in a single solution.Through this webinar learn first-hand the latest features now available in HIPS and SIPS 8.0 including the new HIPS file for projects, ray-tra… Read More

  • US Hydro poster session winner studies habitat modeling off the coast of West Florida 2013/05/21

    During the recent US Hydro 2013 conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, undergraduate and graduate geology students participated in a poster session showcasing their research projects. Awards were given to the top poster presentations during the conference. Graduate student Matthew Rittinghouse, from the College of Charleston’s BEAMS (BEnthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey) program, won thir… Read More

  • Specialized CARIS training for Fototerra 2013/05/07

    Following the recent purchase of CARIS software by Fototerra, CARIS recently completed two weeks of training for Fototerra and Petrobras personnel in Macaé, Brazil. The software sale and training was coordinated by CARIS strategic alliance partner Intelligent Maritime Solutions (IMS).The training was delivered by CARIS´ Eduardo Infante and covered the use of CARIS HIPS and SIPS, BASE… Read More

  • HPD Source Editor training for KHOA 2013/05/07

    CARIS recently conducted a HPD Source Editor training course with the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration (KHOA) in Busan, South Korea. The course was coordinated and delivered through collaboration with HYUNDAI e-MARINE, CARIS’ strategic alliance partner for the region. The training course was led by CARIS’ Nadia Thériault. The focus of the course was for K… Read More

  • US Hydro poster session winners study continental shelf edge marine habitat 2013/05/07

    During the recent US Hydro 2013 conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, undergraduate and graduate geology students participated in a poster session showcasing their research projects. Awards were given to the top poster presentations during the conference. Undergraduate students Kyle Ford and Montgomery Taylor, from the College of Charleston’s BEAMS (BEnthic Acoustic Mapping and Sur… Read More

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