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  • CARIS and the S-102 bathymetric surface product specification 2012/05/17

    The new S-102 standard for gridded bathymetric surfaces is currently in development under the auspices of the IHO TSMAD committee. This effort is being lead by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and the US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO). The CHS completed an experiment in the production of 86 high-definition bathymetric charts using the CARIS Bathy DataBASE software. The primary objective… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS now supports Windows 7 2012/05/17

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS LOTS 4.1. This latest release brings support for installations of Microsoft Windows 7, and continued support for Microsoft Windows XP. This incremental release brings functional enhancements to the Median line tool, Utilities, and SEG-Y Analyzer. Workspaces can now also be saved to maintain progress between sessions.LOTS is the number one GIS solut… Read More

  • New self-paced online training course for CARIS S-57 Composer 2012/05/04

    CARIS is pleased to announce the launch of a new self-paced online training course. The S-57 Composer online training course is an introductory course that teaches the workflow and functionality in the CARIS S-57 Composer software for the production of S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).The new online training format offered by CARIS provides the best of a classroom training setting with t… Read More

  • CARIS 2012 Many ways to save 2012/05/04

    Our 14th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2012, is shaping up to be one of the best conferences to date. With dedicated boot camps and user group meetings to strengthen your expertise in our Ping-to-Chart solution and industry presentations from fellow CARIS users, CARIS 2012 will be one conference you wouldn’t want to miss.In effort to help lower the cost of participating in CARIS… Read More

  • CARIS Attends XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference 2012/05/04

    The XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference (IHC) was held in Monaco April 23 to 27. Delegates from International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Member States and Observers from around the world were in attendance for the meetings to provide guidance on the operations and work of the organization. CARIS proudly participated as part of Hydrographic Industry Exhibition held in conjunction wit… Read More

  • CARIS hosts pre-conference workshop at CHC 2012 2012/04/20

    CARIS will be hosting a free half day pre-conference workshop in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Monday, May 14 at Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC) 2012.The workshop will provide an informative introduction to Bathy DataBASE, a powerful system for the management and analysis of bathymetry data. Tools employed in typical workflows analyzing and managing gridded and point cloud datasets will… Read More

  • Bathymetric analysis of Bulls Scarp, a complex shelf-edge promontory extending into the Gulf Stream off Charleston, SC 2012/04/20

    During the recent 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 undergraduate students presented eight studies during a poster session on emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.In addition to student contributions, faculty members from the College of Charleston presented a poster titled “Bathymetric analysis o… Read More

  • Special room rate for CARIS 2012 delegates - Deadline May 6 2012/04/20

    CARIS 2012 will be hosted June 25-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At the hub of this international centre of commerce, culture and natural beauty is the cosmopolitan Four Seasons Vancouver, just steps away from the unique blend of distinctive elements that this beautiful city offers.CARIS is offering a special room rate for all conference delegates th… Read More

  • CARIS releases next-generation paper chart production solution 2012/04/20

    CARIS announces the worldwide availability of Paper Chart Composer, the next-generation desktop software application for paper chart production.Paper Chart Composer represents the future in desktop production of nautical paper charts. The successor to the long-trusted CARIS GIS product, Paper Chart Composer delivers a highly intuitive workflow for creation of any official or customized chart. This… Read More

  • Cruise Vancouvers picturesque shoreline at CARIS 2012 2012/04/09

    CARIS 2012 delegates will enjoy a fabulous dinner during this year’s user group conference. Conference attendees will spend an evening onboard the elegant yacht Sunset Bay II that will cruise past the spectacular Vancouver cityscape, Convention Centre, and famous Pan Pacific Sails. It will then cross over to North Vancouver and cruise past the scenic shoreline, under the Lions Gate Bridge an… Read More

  • Successful workshop on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure held in Sri Lanka 2012/04/09

    Attendees from Bangladesh, Comoros, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tanzania successfully completed an International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) capacity building workshop on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure, hosted by the Sri Lankan National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA).Fifteen students spent five days in Sri Lanka’s… Read More

  • Engineering Analysis Module training for CHS - Quebec Region 2012/04/09

    The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Quebec Region is the latest organization to implement CARIS’ Engineering Analysis Module, the latest technology for scaling and analyzing elevation datasets within ports and waterways.CARIS’ David Brodie was recently at the CHS – Quebec Region office conducting Engineering Analysis training for the division’s hydrographers. The traini… Read More

  • Flemish Hydrography upgrades their processing solution 2012/04/09

    Flemish Hydrography has recently upgraded their current bathymetric data post-processing, analysis and storage solution with the purchase of 10 licenses of the CARIS HIPS and SIPS software.For hands-on training of the new workflow, Flemish Hyrography surveyors attended two training sessions in Antwerp. Topics included the use of CUBE Surfaces, area-based editing and filtering tools.Having already… Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in Australia 2012/04/09

    CARIS is pleased to offer an open HIPS and SIPS training course for marine and hydrographic professionals in Perth, Western Australia. The training course is scheduled for May 28 – June 1, 2012.This training will be a comprehensive session on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using HIPS and SIPS 7.1.1. Topics such as multibeam processing… Read More

  • Gearing up for CARIS 2012 2012/03/23

    CARIS 2012, our 14th International User Group Conference, is only three months away and is shaping up to be a great event. CARIS 2012 attendees are coming from all over the world, including the Americas, Australasia, Asia and Europe regions.The four-day conference will host boot camps, user group meetings, industry presentations, company exhibits and a variety of networking events. To-date CARIS 2… Read More

  • Free Water Column Imaging webinar 2012/03/23

    CARIS will be hosting free "Discover the difference with Water Column Imaging" webinars about the latest water column technology in CARIS HIPS and SIPS, the leading hydrographic data processing software.Join CARIS for this informative 45 minute seminar by registering for one of the following webinars: Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - FULL Time: 14:00 - 14:45 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) (UTC/GMT… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS training in Korea 2012/03/23

    CARIS recently held a HIPS and SIPS training course in the Geumcheon-gu district of Seoul, South Korea. The training course was lead by CARIS’ Daniel Kruimel and Eduardo Infante. The course was coordinated and delivered through collaboration with HYUNDAI e-MARINE, the CARIS Alliance Partner for the region, and their sales manager, Peter Kim.The primary focus of the course was to learn more a… Read More

  • A packed house at Oceanology International 2012/03/23

    CARIS recently attended Oceanology International 2012 held in London, UK. The event saw a record number of visitors from over 70 countries come together to hear about the latest ocean technologies.CARIS exhibited at the conference, demonstrating some of our latest hydrographic data processing technology and other new product developments of the CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution. During the busy exhibit… Read More

  • Temporal variations in bathymetry and morphology at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 2012/03/23

    During the recent 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 undergraduate students presented eight studies during a poster session on emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.In addition to student contributions, faculty members from the College of Charleston and Gray's Reef National Marine San… Read More

  • CARIS 2012 to include an Academic Poster Session 2012/03/09

    As our Academic Partnering Program continues to expand across the globe, more and more students are using the power of CARIS software in their educational pursuits and research activities. In an attempt to provide those students with an opportunity to interact with industry professionals from around the world, the organizing committee for CARIS 2012 is pleased to announce the inclusion of an Acade… Read More

  • Enhancing airborne LiDAR bathymetry with HIPS and SIPS 2012/03/09

    Pelydryn, a hydrographic survey company based in the United Kindgom, is enhancing its airborne bathymetric LiDAR capabilities with the purchase of four additional licenses of HIPS and SIPS. Pelydryn provides a global service which specializes in gathering data in shallow and coastal waters.Pelydrn's cutting edge LiDAR technology enables their clients to obtain rich, high quality data. Utilizing HI… Read More

  • BASE Editor training at CARIS USA 2012/03/09

    CARIS USA recently held a BASE Editor training course at their office in Alexandria, Virginia. Participants came from the Naval Oceanographic Office, NOAA, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.The three-day BASE Editor training course focused on the software operation and workflow for bathymetry data analysis and management. Read More

  • SeaMap: A collaborative, undergraduate-focused Seafloor Mapping Program 2012/03/09

    During the recent 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 undergraduate students presented eight studies during a poster session on emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.In addition to student contributions, faculty members from the College of Charleston and University of Washington, and CARIS USA staff prese… Read More

  • A new era for The Netherlands Hydrographic Service 2012/03/01

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has successfully executed the final contractual tests of its System for Hydrographic Information Processes - Part 2 (SHIP2) project. The SHIP2 project was implemented to produce a new production system for the Netherlands Hydrographic Office. The project will deliver a solution for source and bathymetric data management with the production of paper charts and various dig… Read More

  • Professor of Oceanography announced as a keynote speaker at CARIS 2012 2012/02/24

    John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography and Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks at the University of Washington, is the latest speaker to join our panel of keynotes at CARIS 2012.Delaney, who joined the University of Washington faculty in 1977, has published nearly 100 scientific papers and articles, and has served as chief scientist on more than 45 oceanographic research cruises, man… Read More

  • Latin America's largest port selects HIPS and SIPS 2012/02/24

    The Port of Santos is located in the city of Santos, Brazil and is the largest port in Latin America. Known for being the busiest container port in Latin America, the port has been modernized in line with developments in the world of maritime technology.Santos Pilots has been responsible for pilotage activities at this important terminal since 1990 and also has been moving towards new technologies… Read More

  • New methods for processing data workshop a success 2012/02/24

    CARIS hosted a full day workshop at Shallow Survey 2012 this week in Wellington, New Zealand. The weeklong conference focused on high resolution surveys in shallow waters.The workshop put on by CARIS’ HIPS and SIPS Product Manager, Corey Collins, and CARIS Asia Pacific, Daniel Kruimel, was well received with over 40 conference delegates participating. The workshop centered around new methods… Read More

  • The countdown to CARIS 2012 is on - Have you registered? 2012/02/10

    The countdown for CARIS 2012 is on. Our 14th International User Group Conference, which will be held June 25 – 28 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is quickly approaching. CARIS 2012 is an ideal opportunity for new and existing CARIS users to congregate and learn about the latest CARIS software enhancements and workflows.Early bird registration deadline – February 24Registration i… Read More

  • St. Kitts and Nevis adopt CARIS LOTS 2012/02/10

    CARIS is very pleased to announce that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has recently adopted CARIS LOTS to carry out their boundary delimitation tasks, as part of their Law of the Sea undertaking. The project, sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat, will be carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport of St. Kitts and Nevis with the support of CARIS experts in the fie… Read More

  • CARIS workshop at Shallow Survey 2012 2012/02/10

    CARIS will be hosting a free full day pre-conference workshop in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, February 20 at Shallow Survey 2012.The workshop will cover topics such as the application of post processed kinematic positions to bathymetric data, Geocoder processing workflows, batch processing and Water Column Imaging. With the inclusion of laser scanning data in the common dataset we will also… Read More

  • Five-day multibeam surveyor training course 2012/02/10

    MosaicHydro, in partnership with CARIS, is offering a five-day training course for surveyors new to multibeam echosounder surveys. Whether you are an experienced single beam surveyor or new to marine surveys, this course will teach you to be an effective multibeam operator and postprocessor.The training course will take place during May 7 – 11, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. The five-day trainin… Read More

  • Latest service pack for HPD featuring Publication Module 2012/02/10

    The latest release of CARIS HPD has some exciting new enhancements. HPD now features the Publication Module option, which is a new set of tools allowing HPD users to create and maintain notice to mariners, list of lights and other publications together with ENCs and paper charts in the same centralized database.In addition, several other enhancements have been made for this release including many… Read More

  • Water Column Imaging in the latest service pack of HIPS and SIPS 2012/02/10

    The latest release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS is now available. HIPS and SIPS 7.1.1 now supports the reading and the displaying of Water Column Imaging data. Initial support for Water Column Imaging includes Kongsberg and Reson 7K sonars. Users can analysis the data directly in 2D or 3D without needing any additional software.Geocoder has been re-factored and enhanced to make its integration with HIPS… Read More

  • CARIS announces new Paper Chart Composer boot camp at CARIS 2012 2012/01/27

    The release of the Paper Chart Composer, CARIS’ new desktop paper chart production software, is greatly anticipated by hydrographic offices worldwide. Built using the well established CARIS HPD technology, Paper Chart Composer is a must-have tool to meet the needs of modern chart compilation.In support of its pending release, CARIS is pleased to announce that a new boot camp geared specifica… Read More

  • Latest service pack for Bathy DataBASE now available 2012/01/27

    The latest release of Bathy DataBASE has some exciting enhancements including:Export of the map window as a georeferenced PDF.Enhanced Laser/LiDAR support allowing recorded real world colour palette to be used.Ability to directly view and analyze near real time Kongsberg data from the SIS system.Data layers with different coordinate systems can now be viewed together in the 3D view.Users can downl… Read More

  • CARIS welcomes new HIPS and SIPS user to the community 2012/01/27

    MICROARS, an engineering and services company from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becomes the latest organization to join the HIPS and SIPS user community. HIPS and SIPS will allow them to efficiently process the large volumes of multibeam data that they are collecting for projects with companies like Vale and Petrobras.MICROARS was founded in 1982 by engineers and technicians from the then Brazilian Dre… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS training in Jamaica 2012/01/27

    Dan Morash from CARIS was recently in Kingston, Jamaica teaching a five-day training course with the National Land Agency’s Survey and Mapping division on CARIS LOTS.The objective of the National Land Agency is to produce the most accurate equilibrium line possible between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the hope that a boundary agreement can be made following submission of a detailed repo… Read More

  • Register today for a chance to upgrade your stay at CARIS 2012 2012/01/01

    During June 25 – 28, 2012, CARIS will be hosting its 14th International User Group Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The four-day event, focusing on exploration and discovery, will feature several demonstrations, presentations, training camps, user group meetings and networking events.Located in the city known for its majestic mountain views and surrounded by shimmering wate… Read More

  • Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey selects Bathy DataBASE 2012/01/01

    Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS), under the China Geological Survey, is the most recent geological institute to select Bathy DataBASE to address their requirements for the analysis and management of high volume elevation data.GMGS utilizes a wide range of advanced instruments, including multibeam echosounders, to conduct their marine geology and geological prospecting operations in suppor… Read More

  • Schedule your next training course with CARIS 2012/01/01

    As we usher in the new year, we look forward to another year packed full of CARIS training courses. At CARIS we offer an extensive series of training courses throughout the year at our head office in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and our offices located across the world. Alternatively, we can provide training courses within the client's own offices if they would prefer.CARIS training courses… Read More

  • Technical notes now available on CARIS Online Customer Services 2012/01/01

    As part of our ongoing commitment to provide CARIS subscription members with technical support when they need it, we’ve recently added technical notes to the CARIS Online Customer Services website. Members can now login to the site and find a variety of technical notes on the CARIS product pages. Read More

  • Discover the difference with water column imaging in HIPS and SIPS 2011/12/30

    CARIS' all in one hydrographic data processing solution, HIPS and SIPS, is about to become even more comprehensive with the integration of water column imaging. In the latest version of HIPS and SIPS 7.1.1, scheduled for release in January, you can see the difference water column data can make for increased productivity.With water column data you'll be able to extract even more qualitative informa… Read More

  • Looking to the future: mapping the world's oceans 2011/12/30

    It's impossible to predict the future, but with the latest advancements in technology and an ever-changing world the power is in our hands. That was the focus at the first goFred X conference held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.Dr. Mark Masry, CARIS' Research and Development Manager, was at the conference presenting about the future of mapping the world's oceans."We know more about space th… Read More

  • Bathy DataBASE for Royal Malaysian Navy 2011/12/30

    National Hydrographic Centre (NHC), Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is the latest of a growing number of organizations to implement Bathy DataBASE to address their requirement for advanced analysis and management of historic and high-resolution elevation data.As part of NHC's hydrographic, oceanographic and cartographic responsibilities for Malaysian waters, they create and update comprehensive databas… Read More

  • Advanced HIPS and SIPS open training in Australia 2011/12/30

    CARIS recently held an advanced HIPS and SIPS training course in Cairns, Australia. The course was held at the Rydges Plaza Hotel and was coordinated and delivered by Daniel Kruimel and Christian Fellinger of CARIS Asia Pacific.The course attracted attendees from defence, government organizations and private survey companies. Topics covered included a comprehensive overview of the CUBE algorithm,… Read More

  • CARIS team in Rio de Janeiro 2011/12/30

    CARIS partner Cesar Pimenta of Intelligent Maritime Solutions (IMS) coordinated a successful CARIS mission to Rio de Janerio, Brazil this December. Cesar was accompanied by CARIS' Juan Carballini and Andy Hoggarth for a week of client visits and business development. The social highlight of the week was a dinner for our Brazilian clients at the Residence of the Consul General of Canada, organized… Read More

  • Mexico puts HPD to work 2011/12/16

    In order to improve their workflows the Mexican Navy has been working on the migration of their cartographic production from traditional desktop CARIS tools to the Hydrographic Production Database (HPD).New ENC and paper charts have been produced with HPD from new survey sources in the areas of Seybaplaya and Laguna Verde, Veracruz. The ENCs have been validated by the IC-ENC and are now available… Read More

  • Successful Bathy DataBASE workshop in Chile 2011/12/16

    CARIS has just completed a South American workshop on the use of Bathy DataBASE at the offices of the Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada (SHOA), in Valparaiso, Chile. The workshop was coordinated and delivered by CARIS employees Eduardo Infante and Alejandro Geronés.Several hydrographers and cartographers from the Hydrographic Services of Argentina, Brazil, Ecu… Read More

  • 2012 calendar winning entry 2011/12/16

    Congratulations to Mike Stecher of Solmar Hydro Inc. for winning the CARIS 2012 calendar competition. His image taken from a recent multibeam inspection survey in Northern Washington was skillfully blended together with a photograph of the adjacent dam and was voted by CARIS staff as the overall winner. Mike received a large mounted poster of his image to hang on his wall.Thank you to everyone tha… Read More

  • Middle East Hydrographic User Conference in Dubai 2011/12/16

    During its fifth Middle East Hydrographic User Conference, held November 13 to 16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, CARIS partner Unique Maritime Group and the Dubai Municipality, showcased the latest hydrographic hardware and software to interested organizations from the region.The four-day conference included a variety of product presentations and live demonstrations showcasing the deployment of h… Read More

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