On Monday February 24, 2020, several workshops will be offered, please click on the buttons below to have more information.

For your convenience, workshops registration is integrated to the registration process. As the number of attendees are limited, we strongly suggest you to book your place at the same time as you register for the CHC2020 conference.

From Vision to Production: Incorporating new technology and techniques into your CARIS workflow to prepare for the dynamic future of hydrographic products and services

Presented by Teledyne CARIS
Monday February 24, 2020, from 13h30 to 16h30, Québec City Convention Centre

From Vision to Production: Incorporating new technology and techniques into your CARIS workflow to prepare for the dynamic future of hydrographic products and services Emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and cloud-based services, have the potential to revolutionize both what we think is possible, and how we approach challenges in our hydrographic workflows. From ocean mapping, to chart production and data sharing, expectations around the who, what, where and how are changing.

Teledyne CARIS invites you to engage in a workshop where we will explore and discuss how to leverage new technologies and techniques to enhance the full CARIS Ping-to-Chart workflow.  This will include:
•    Exploring what AI can bring to hydrography
•    Test driving the new Noise Classifier in HIPS and SIPS with your own data to see how a convolutional neural network can automatically remove noise from multibeam data
•    How to bring automation into survey and chart production workflows including smart sounding selection to reduce turn-around time and human effort
•    How to get the most from your single source databases when adding new on-demand and on-the-shelf products and services (S-101, S-102) to your portfolio
•    Leveraging the cloud to access scalable storage and processing resources and to streamline data sharing with stakeholders

Workshop participants will develop a better understanding of how they can bring efficiencies and new possibilities into their own production workflows using CARIS software and services. 


QPS Major New Releases: Qinsy, Qimera 2, and Fledermaus 8

Presented by QPS
Monday February 24, 2020, from 9h00 to 12h00,  Québec City Convention Centre

QPS has recently launched major new software versions of Qinsy, Qimera, and Fledermaus, with the primary focus on cross-product features through the product line. Now more tightly integrated than ever, the workflow from survey planning to final product delivery has never been easier.

In this workshop, QPS will present the latest features integrated through the product line, which include a brand new dynamic surface file format, new project dialogs, and a new geodetic configuration interface. Also presented will be the new look and feel of Qinsy 9, along with SVP folder monitoring and an online line log. Qimera 2 features enhanced LiDAR functionality, compatibility with R2Sonic TruePix in our Water Column Viewer, support for refraction corrections for Structure from Motion (SfM) bathymetry, the addition of the Isolated Cluster Removal filter, an SVP “crossfade” to help smooth out transitions between SVP casts, and much more. New features in Fledermaus 8 include enhanced presentation capabilities, as well as the exciting new 3D Mesh technology that has inherent advantages over gridded bathymetry. Come join us!


Making Concepts Simple: Multibeam Echosounder Technology Explained

Presented by R2Sonic
Monday February 24, 2020,  from 9h00 to 12h00, Québec City Convention Centre

Multibeam echosounders have become the primary tool for high-resolution mapping of the seafloor. Multibeams echosounders provide both range finding and backscatter imaging, with various models being purpose-built to perform in specific depth environments. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how multibeam echosounders work, what factors affect their performance, and what users should know to collect the highest quality data.
Topics covered include:
  • Multibeam basics
  • Resolution
  • Pings, Beams, and Soundings
  • Bottom coverage
  • TruePix
  • Single-pass multifrequency data

Esri Seminar: Hydrographic Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning using ArcGIS

Presented by Esri
Monday February 24, 2020,  from 9h00 to 12h00, Québec City Convention Centre

Please join Esri in an AI Deep Learning 3-hour instructor led Maritime seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in ArcGIS.  By attending this event you will learn to use and automate machine-based object detection using convolutional neural networks in ArcGIS to solve real-world problems.  How to use Deep Learning Marine Training Datasets with ArcGIS Pro, an overview of the ArcGIS Pro Deep Learning toolset, ArcGIS for Maritime Bathymetry, and the Object Detection Geoprocessing capabilities in ArcGIS Pro, and creation of AI Geoprocessing Services.

Thank you,
Steve Snow

Esri Maritime Workshop: Visualization Using Web Services of Charting, Bathymetry, and Deep Learning Outputs 

Presented by Esri
Monday February 24, 2020, from 13h30 to 16h30, Québec City Convention Centre

Please Join Esri in Instructor led, 3-hour Maritime hands-on training. This training will cover working with AI and Deep Learning outputs with ArcGIS for Maritime Charting, ArcGIS Maritime Server, 3D visualization Services for Raster’s and Bathymetric Point Clouds via web services. This workshop is a bring your own device hands-on training. 

Hardware required

Dell Precision laptop 7500, 64-bit, 32 GB RAM, 1 terabyte hard drive, Intel i7 CPU at 2.7 GH, Microsoft Windows 10, and a NVIDIA M6000 QUADRO video card. 

Thank you,
Steve Snow




Important Dates

Registrations and Abstracts submission open
July 31, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
October 21, 2019 - extention October 28, 2019

Paper acceptance notice
November 18, 2019

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
December 8, 2019

February 24 - 27, 2020