HIPS and SIPS 11

Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us to inquire about future trainings opportunities.


All of us at Teledyne CARIS are wishing you, your coworkers and families’ health and safety during this very difficult time.

In consideration of the current circumstances, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering comprehensive, remote HIPS and SIPS training sessions, available for you to attend from wherever your workspace is currently located.

HIPS and SIPS 11 Training

The comprehensive remote hands-on training sessions, allows both new and current users to explore the use of CARIS HIPS and SIPS in the processing of multibeam, backscatter, water column or sidescan data. The course uses presentations, discussions and demonstrations, and hands-on practical exercises. The latest technology in the software will be covered during the course in order to familiarize participants with best practices for processing bathymetric data.

This will include working with datasets of different formats, as well as efficient process automization using the next generation process designer!


CARIS HIPS Overview & Workflow

  • HIPS Vessel File and Project data structure
  • Computation of TPU
  • Conversion of raw data to HIPS format
  • Sound Velocity Correction (applying sound velocity profiles)
  • Applying tides (single or multiple tide stations)
  • Merging all sensors into processed depths with geographic positions
  • Surface creation (e.g. CUBE) using formats for large volume data storage
  • Error detection and analysis of auxiliary sensor information (e.g. navigation, motion, etc.)
  • Processing multibeam swath and singlebeam data
  • Area-based cleaning using the Subset Editor
  • IHO and surface based data filtering
  • QC and data visualization using 3D fly-through techniques
  • Bathymetry product creation (contours and selected soundings)
  • Exporting data to 3rd party formats
  • New multibeam calibration module in Subset Editor
  • Supplementing bathymetry with water column imaging
  • Review of MIRA AI – Sonar Noise Classifier

CARIS SIPS Overview & Workflow

  • Importing and processing side scan sonar (SIPS) and multibeam imagery data (SIPS Backscatter)
  • Bottom digitizing, slant range correction and application of radiometric and geometric corrections (SIPS/SIPS Backscatter)
  • Area-based imagery processing techniques with Mosaic Editor
  • Bottom characterization (SIPS Backscatter) and generating contacts
  • Creating geo-referenced mosaics

Training Environment

The training will be held remotely using Zoom as platform for the online meeting. Teledyne CARIS will provide the installation files, training material beforehand as well as the necessary license files.

The trainees will need to connect with their hardware, suitable to run CARIS HIPS and SIPS. Teledyne CARIS cannot be held responsible for the quality of hardware and internet connections. A stable internet connection will be required, dual screen setup as well as a headset are strongly recommended.

In the week prior to the training, the trainer will contact the trainees for a test run to ensure the connection is working.


Any marine or hydrographic personnel wishing to gain a detailed technical overview of the CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. No previous HIPS usage is necessary but the experience level of participants should be stated.

NOTE: A basic understanding of hydrographic survey operations is beneficial, as well as the use of computers is assumed for all course attendees. No previous experience in CARIS HIPS and SIPS is required.

Registration Dates & Pricing

February 21–25

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (GMT)

The cost for this 5-day course is $1750 (EUR).

Registration is closed. Please contact us to inquire about future training opportunities.