June 19 – 22, 2017, Teledyne CARIS will host its 16th international user conference in Canada's capital, Ottawa.

The timing of the conference coincides with Canada's 150th year anniversary; the city will be alive with multicultural events, showcases, and people. Beautiful heritage buildings and famous landmarks are prominent in the city centre. They tell stories of the past as well as the direction of the future. Parliament of Canada acts as the centerpiece of Ottawa, while representing the heart of the country's democratic government. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a brilliant waterway which cuts through Ottawa's downtown, sharing nearly two centuries of stories and history.

Aligning the conference, location, and theme of "Celebrating 150 Years of Hydrography and Geomatics in the Nation's Capital", creates an atmosphere of community for CARIS Software users – new and old.

Join us in Ottawa for CARIS 2017 as we celebrate the collective spirit of world hydrography.

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Ottawa sites

CARIS 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, located in the heart of Canada's capital. This venue places you near Byward Market, Parliament Hill, and in range of plenty of fantastic dining and entertainment options.

Special rates and room blocks have been made at the Sheraton Ottawa for CARIS 2017 delegates.

CARIS 2017 delegates are responsible for making their own hotel accommodation arrangements and the payment of all associated charges, taxes and incidentals.

For Reservations

Deadline for the special rate is May 23, 2017.
For reservations after this date call the toll-free number above.

Canada at 150

In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation and Canadians will gather in their Capital to join local residents in a year of celebration. The city of Ottawa will be offering unique and entertaining experiences on a daily basis. These festivities will allow all residents and visitors, from Canada and abroad, to celebrate the nation's identity and become inspired for the future.

Check out what is happening by visiting www.ottawa2017.ca

Sheraton Ottawa

As with previous user conferences, an exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference session, offering you an ideal opportunity to showcase your organization's products and services directly to the CARIS user community. In addition, the conference session of CARIS 2017 kicks off on June 21st—aligning itself with World Hydrography Day, which will generate considerable interest in the work, products, and services that you offer the industry.

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CARIS 2017 Exhibitor Floor Plan

CARIS 2017 Exhibitors

Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable solutions for the marine industry. Our Subsea solutions include echo sounders, scanning sonars, marine robotics, acoustic positioning, acoustic telemetry, camera, lighting systems and fishery echo sounders.

KONGSBERG delivers complete solutions, maximising performance by providing The Full Picture.

Klein Marine Systems

Founded in 1968, Klein Marine Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitcham Industries, Inc., is the world's leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment and waterside security and surveillance systems. Klein Marine Systems enjoys a worldwide reputation of excellence founded on high-quality products and customer service. Klein side scan sonar systems are respected as the standard of excellence in the industry and are deployed by governments, navies, port authorities, surveyors, oil companies and universities worldwide.

SBG Systems

SBG Systems is a leading supplier of miniature, high performance & cost-effective MEMS-based inertial motion sensing solutions. Our Motion Sensors and Inertial Navigation Systems are ideal for ship motion monitoring; SONAR, LiDAR, and Buoy orientation and position; ROV and AUV control, etc.


R2Sonic's mission is to utilize our experience to bring the highest quality, leading edge underwater acoustic products to the private and public sectors, with a focus on customer needs. We are the pioneers of the world's first Broadband/Wideband Multibeam Echosounder and continue to be the lead innovators with the launch of MultiSpectral, Pipeline and Ultra High Density features.

IIC Technologies

IIC Technologies provides solutions and services for the acquisition, management, integration and dissemination of geospatial data. With a global presence, IIC Technologies provides end-to-end geospatial solutions to the Hydrographic, Aeronautics, Defense, Government, Infrastructure, Marine, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Utility sectors.


Applanix designs, builds, delivers, and supports products and solutions designed specifically for the hydrographic survey industry. Even in the harshest marine environments, our products and solutions provide robust, reliable, and repeatable positioning and motion compensation solutions from moving boats and vessels. Visit www.applanix.com for more information.

Teledyne Marine

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

Teledyne Optech

Teledyne Optech has been a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced lidar instruments for 40 years. Teledyne Optech is widely recognized for its technological depth in lidar and related technologies, with decades of experience in lidar and photogrammetry, as well as auxiliary technologies such as GPS, inertial measurement systems, and waveform digitization. Our rugged, reliable, and innovative lidar and camera products are deployed on all seven continents—and even on other planets, where a Teledyne Optech lidar provided proof of precipitation on Mars.

Our Media Partners

Hydro International

As the independent and high-quality information source on professional hydrography, Hydro International brings its readers topical reports and an overview of news and developments related to both technology and management issues within the hydrographic industry.

The Hydro International magazine is published bi-monthly and is available in two formats. The free online edition and printed version. Please visit our website for more information.

Marine Technology Reporter

Marine Technology Reporter is the industry's largest circulating magazine dedicated to the marine technology and subsea markets. MTR provides unbiased news and information from around the world and delivers it to a powerful and highly responsive audience of more than 25,000 recipients.

With 100% requested BPA verified subscribers, Marine Technology Reporter is the best place for advertising and marketing your company to the global marine science and technology market.

Canadian Hydrographic Association

The Canadian Hydrographic Association is a non-profit, scientific and technical group of more than 200 members. It is the only national hydrographic organization in Canada.

The CHA is formally affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and is informally associated with The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA).

The Journal of Ocean Technology

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) is a scientific publication providing full coverage for the oceans community. It is comprised of educational and informative essays; open access, peer-reviewed research papers; and short articles offering a glimpse into the "human" side of ocean technology. Join the JOT community today: subscribe, publish, advertise.

Ocean News and Technology

Ocean News & Technology (ON&T) delivers industry intelligence that helps companies achieve new levels of success. Focusing on the latest technology, ON&T keeps readers abreast of major news and events happening in such diverse areas as Subsea Survey and Intervention, Marine Science, Renewable Energy, Defense, Communications, and Subsea Cables.

The Hydrographic Society UK

The Hydrographic Society UK promotes the science of hydrography and associated disciplines and encourages recognised standards of education and training. Membership is drawn from approximately 45 countries and all industry sectors. THS UK publishes the popular quarterly print-format magazine, Soundings, and is a member of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies.

Exhibitors at CARIS 2014

The Conference Exhibition Package

The Conference Exhibition Package, $1500.00 USD, includes:

  • Exclusive access to the event through one of only eight (8) booth spaces available (allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis)
  • Two (2) complementary conference-only passes (valid June 21st and June 22nd, $800.00 value)
  • One (1) booth space
  • One (1) skirted table
  • One (1) electrical outlet
  • Two (2) chairs
  • Logo printed in the final program
  • Logo on the CARIS 2017 website

Raise your corporate profile amongst influential CARIS users and maximize your impact at this targeted event. Contact caris2017@caris.com to learn more about available opportunities.

Registration for CARIS 2017 is now open

This four day conference is the largest gathering of CARIS software users worldwide. Don't miss out - take advantage of the early registration price, valid only until March 10, 2017. PDF forms are available for group and individual registrations, or register online.

Individual registration form Individual Registration PDF  Group registration form Group Registration PDF

Boot Camp

June 19th - 20th

Registration includes:

  • Two-day boot camp
  • Dedicated workstation
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Evening icebreaker on June 19th

CARIS Subscription Members

$400.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$500.00 USD


Conference Session

June 21st - 22nd

Registration includes:

  • Two-day conference session
  • Access to the exhibit hall
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Gala dinner on June 21st

CARIS Subscription Members

$400.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$500.00 USD


User Group Meetings

June 19th - 20th

Two concurrent product specific user group meetings for:

  • HIPS and SIPS/Bathy DataBASE
  • Hydrographic Production Database

CARIS Subscription Members

$75.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$125.00 USD

Guest Pass

Spouses and guests are welcome to attend the various networking events of CARIS 2017.

Each pass includes access to:

  • Evening Icebreaker - June 19th
  • Gala Dinner - June 21st

$125.00 USD

Ways to Save

Check out these great ways to lower the cost of attending CARIS 2017

Subscription Program Membership

Organizations with active CARIS Software subscriptions qualify for a discount registration rates.

Early Registration

Attendees registering before March 10, 2017 receive more than 20% off the regular price.

Special Accommodation Rates

Special room rates at the Sheraton Ottawa are available for CARIS 2017 delegates who book before May 19, 2017.

Cancellation and Refund Policies
Program and Session Cancellation

Teledyne CARIS reserves the right to cancel programs and/or sessions because of low registration. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund if applicable.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations made by March 10, 2017 are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after March 10, 2017, as well as no-shows, are liable for the full registration fee. All substitutions must be made in writing. Substitutions can be made at any time. Please submit all cancellations and substitutions in writing by email to caris2017@caris.com or fax (506) 459-3849.