US Navy Announces Plans to Convert Fleet to ‘Paperless’ Navigation

The U.S. Navy unveiled plans for a major transformation in military marine navigation over the next few years, in which traditional paper nautical charts will be replaced with advanced, interactive, electronic navigation systems throughout the fleet. The Navy's plans were presented at a media briefing and demonstration cruise in Washington, D.C., hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation , which developed the new-generation shipboard navigation equipment for the Navy. The Electronic Chart Display and Information System - Navy (ECDIS-N) is based on the Voyage Management System software programs developed by Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit, and operates with Digital Nautical Charts,... (read more)
2005-08-17 12:00:00

Chartworx Holland to Support Dutch Government

The Dutch Waddenzee has had a protected status in the Netherlands since 1980. It is a Ramsar site (as are the German and the Danish Waddenzee) and has been designated – according to the EC Bird Directive 1979 and the EC Habitat Directive 1992 – as a Special Protection Area (SPA). The Ramsar Convention 1971 is a worldwide treaty for the conservation of wetlands. The Service Centre of the official governmental body with the tasked of co-ordinating the co-operation between the different governmental organisations responsible for supervising the adherence to the regulations and laws of the Waddenzee has awarded a... (read more)
2005-11-07 12:00:00

Merrick & Company Appoints William Emison

Merrick & Company has appointment of William (Bill) Emison as MARS Product Manager. Mr. Emison is responsible for sales, marketing, product development and the MARS partner and reseller programs. MARS (Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing) software offers users the ability to efficiently view and analyze large amounts of LIDAR data. With MARS, over one thousand square miles of data, representing 100 gigabytes of data, can be utilized at the desktop. This eliminates requirements for large and expensive network and database software. LIDAR projects can be viewed in their entirety and exported with minimal computing power. (read more)
2006-01-23 12:00:00

Europe’s Wave & Tidal Power – An Airbus-Sized Opportunity?

“The technologically recoverable natural resource presented by wave and tidal energy could be a long-term global business opportunity for European industry worth at least £600 billion (€900 bn, US$1 trillion),” according to Benoit Dal Ferro, of energy analysts Douglas-Westwood, speaking in a keynote address to the 2nd French-British seminar on Marine Renewable Energy in Le Havre, France. “This could be a commercial opportunity for Europe on the scale of the Airbus project.” The prospects of an entirely new industry with the associated job creation means wave & tidal power is becoming hot on the agenda with some experimental devices already... (read more)
2006-02-03 12:00:00

Updated Global Maritime Boundaries Database

The 11th Edition of the Global Maritime Boundaries Database, or "GMBD," provides a concise, GIS-based, research tool containing the current state of global maritime claims, boundaries and related information mined from Law of the Sea experts, maritime analysts, the U.S. government, the United Nations, published reference books and journals and the Internet. The GMBD can be used for automated and graphical analyses related to hydrographic surveys, offshore oil and gas exploration, fisheries, telecommunications, marine minerals and mining, defence, shipping, construction, pollution, marine scientific research, marine archaeology, recreation and ocean law, among other applications. GMBD users include agencies of the United... (read more)
2006-02-10 12:00:00

Safe Software FME 2006

Continuing its initiative to deliver a complete Spatial ETL solution encompassing both raster and vector support, Safe Software has released FME 2006, that refines the authoring environment of the FME Workbench and incorporates over a thousand user-requested improvements. On the raster front, preview formats have been updated and new ones added. These include support for Oracle GeoRaster, allowing raster data to be loaded into an Oracle Database10gR2. Newly added is support for the Google Earth KML format. Also supported for the first time is GML 3.1.1. approved last May by the Open Geospatial Consortium as the standard XML-based group of... (read more)
2006-02-13 12:00:00

CARIS Announces ‘Ping to Chart’ Workshop Series

CARIS has announced a workshop series called Ping to Chart World Tour 2006. This World Tour will be a unique series of five-day hands-on CARIS software training workshops that cover the workflow of hydrographic information from the echosounder ‘ping’ through to the production and distribution of the ‘chart’. At each of the tour stops (including Australia, China, Chile, Denmark, India and Malaysia) CARIS will cover topics such as Multibeam Processing, Compilation and Management of Source Bathymetry and Database-driven Hydrographic Data Management, Product Creation and Distribution. Cutting-edge industry concepts like Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimation (CUBE) as well as one-feature-one-time data... (read more)
2006-03-06 12:00:00

Tarbit Shipping Signs With BASS to Enhance Maritime Safety

BASS has signed an agreement with Swedish-based Tarbit Shipping AB for the delivery of SAFIR, an advanced software solution designed to optimise the administration of reporting undesired events at sea. Tarbit will also utilise the system further by including internal audits, inspections and other company specific procedures. Tarbit Shipping AB will install SAFIR in their office in Skärhamn, Sweden and onboard their fleet. In addition to the SAFIR basic modules, SAFIR will be linked to INSJÖ, a database created by The Swedish Safety Maritime Inspectorate and the Swedish Shipowners Association to help Swedish shipowners share information on accidents, incidents, near-misses... (read more)
2006-04-07 12:00:00

CARIS Announces ‘Ping to Chart’ Workshop Series

CARIS has announced a workshop series called Ping to Chart World Tour 2006. This World Tour will be a unique series of five-day hands-on CARIS software training workshops that cover the workflow of hydrographic information from the echosounder ‘ping’ through to the production and distribution of the ‘chart’. At each of the tour stops (including Australia, China, Chile, Denmark, India and Malaysia) CARIS will cover topics such as Multi-beam Processing, Compilation and Management of Source Bathymetry and Database-driven Hydrographic Data Management, Product Creation and Distribution. Cutting-edge industry concepts like Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimation (CUBE) as well as one-feature-one-time data... (read more)
2006-04-19 12:00:00

AML Product Editor for CARIS Products

CARIS has released Additional Military Layer (AML) Product Editor, the latest addition to the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) product suite. The release of AML Product Editor expands upon the existing HPD product suite, which already includes the HPD Source Editor, S-57 ENC Product Editor and Paper Chart Editor. The HPD product suite is a seamless enterprise solution with unique database-driven functionality that takes hydrographic data management and production to the next level in collaboration and efficiency. Source data and products are integrated into one database, meaning changes to the source data need only be performed once, and updated features... (read more)
2006-05-10 12:00:00
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