The U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) has purchased multiple licenses of CARIS marine software to be used as part of the Hydrographic Cooperation Program (HYCOOP) whereby participating nations supply hydrographic data, in various formats, to NAVOCEANO.
The hydrographic data provided by the cooperating nations is in various formats making CARIS software the ideal choice for this project. The software is an open system and will allow NAVOCEANO to work independently of the data sources without being tied to any single manufacturer.
To accomplish this the U.S. Navy has developed programs by which the organization arranges cooperative agreements with other nations for the collection of survey data. Such agreements have already been made with nearly 30 countries. HYCOOP is one such program; it focuses on hydrographic data collection for the production of nautical charts and related products. Under this program, the partner nation provides the survey platform, some equipment and operating personnel; the U.S. Navy contributes specialized equipment for cooperative use during the surveys and technical expertise.
CARIS HIPS (Hydrographic Information Processing System), CARIS SIPS (Sonar Information Processing System), CARIS GIS, CARIS DTM (Digital Terrain Model), and CARIS Suppress Soundings, which are all generic systems, were purchased by NAVOCEANO for processing, cleaning, analysis and presentation of this hydrographic data.
More information: Universal Systems Ltd. Sheri Flanagan