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!


R2Sonic Innovations: the only one-pass multi-frequency survey and finally a solution for effectively using water column datad

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

Check this out!  Whether you are an experienced or a brand-new surveyor, we have something for you.

MBES are defined by a lot of different technical concepts, some of which can be confusing and/or complex.  We understand that, and we want to help you master those concepts so that you can make the best decisions for your particular application.

Beyond that, we also want to introduce you to the latest innovations developed by R2Sonic.  We understand that the community has been waiting for solutions that would allow surveyors to collect more information, more efficiently.  With that in mind, R2Sonic one-pass multifrequency mode is being used for different applications such as bottom characterization and detection of suspended or soft sediments, which is critical for dredging applications. The R2Sonic TruePix™ mode is revolutionizing the way water column data is collected: the volume of data is only 1% of the traditional water column files, allowing users to actually process the data, almost in real-time.

Come meet Mike Brissette and Samantha Bruce who will share everything they know about these unique R2Sonic features.

We look forward to seeing you!

Esri Workshop Part 1 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 ML 3-hour instructor led hands on workshop 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 in ArcGIS Pro.  This workshop will be a bring your own device workshop.

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

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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