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The Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate GIS Forum is going to be virtual this year.


During this forum, the growing community of weather, climate, and ocean science professionals gather online to share advances in data collection, analysis, and our understanding of metOcean interactions. Discuss how multidimensional data and web apps can put scientific information to work in your organization.


Consider the potential of sharing knowledge across these disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.

Be part of this growing community as it forges new and better concepts in ocean and atmospheric analytics and applications!!


Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate GIS Forum | November 3–4, 2020 

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Register now!!

July 28th and 29th 2020


In this webinar, we will cover multiple elements in ArcGIS Maritime, including the following:

  •  S-57 and S-101 in ArcGIS Pro
  • Electronic and paper nautical charts with ArcGIS Maritime


Do connect with feedback, questions and comments about this webinar here!

The ArcNews Summer 2020 Issue carries a great article on how Nautical Charts are undergoing a transformation to become completely digitized with the help of GIS technology.


The ArcGIS Maritime team has been on the forefront of making this electronic-first endeavor, where all the data is pulled from one standardized, GIS-based system. 


“This is completely turning on its head how traditional paper charts are made. These charts are still going to be safe for navigation, but they’re going to look different. It’s a big change.”

And it’s where the industry, by and large, is heading.

Read more of this thoroughly interesting and insightful article!

The Esri Virtual UC 2020 is going to be a unique experience for everyone!

For navigating through our various sessions and having the best ArcGIS Maritime experience, do refer to our comprehensive Survival Guide story map.


You'll find:


  • Important tips and information on our agenda this year
  • Visit our product success stories which are possible because of customers like you!
  • Access webinar recordings
  • Blogs repository and Leadership Thoughts
  • Access related public sites
  • Demos

The Esri User Conference has many virtual presentations and sessions with hundreds of topics covered. To help you find your way to the oceans and maritime related sessions and events, we have prepared a more focused agenda.


*Please register as a full-access attendee to watch sessions and participate in the virtual expo at Esri UC 2020!


Maritime Organizations Start Here Showcase

Booth ID: SH-09-03 (Use the Booth ID to Chat or Schedule a Meeting with an Expert!)

(Located in the National Mapping, Charting and Official Statistics area, as well as in the Mapping, Cartography and Visualization area) 


Monday, July 13                         12:15 PM–4:00 PM PDT

Tuesday, July 14                       7:30 AM–9:40 AM and 11:10 AM–3:50 PM PDT

Wednesday, July 15                 7:30 AM–9:40 AM and 11:10 AM–3:50 PM PDT


Maritime industry is key to a Nation’s Blue Economy which relies on maritime and bathymetric information to sustain and fuel growth. Esri's solutions revolutionize organizational modernization and automation by providing tools to manage, produce, and share information using ArcGIS.

ArcGIS Maritime provides capabilities to generate a wide variety of online services on-demand from maritime content in support of Marine SDI and data dissemination requirements while ArcGIS Bathymetry geo-enables your bathymetric data for better decision-making and problem solving.  


On Demand:


Session ID:


ArcGIS Maritime: Making Maritime Data Accessible

This session will demonstrate how users can publish and consume maritime information throughout the ArcGIS platform to support various industries such as Ports, Natural Resources and Defense. 


Session ID:


Maritime Standards - Support in Esri's Nautical Products

This session reviews the latest developments in IHO S-100 standards, what's new, their relevance, how the IHO S-100 registry is organized and how Esri technology supports these standards.



UC Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings:

Thursday, July 16
6:15 AM PST

Esri Science Symposium

2:15 PM PST

Oceans, Weather, and Climate SIG

2:15 PM PST

Ports SIG



ArcGIS Maritime QuickLinks:



See you there!

NOAA recently announced plans to sunset the production of paper charts starting in 2020, with no new edition paper charts available after January 2025.

Commercial ship crews saw this shift coming, but the announcement created a backlash with recreational boaters.


With the overlap and many scales, the original raster chart set has a great deal of duplication. It takes a lot of work to find and update any feature. If a navigation buoy is repositioned, for instance, its new location has to be marked on all the charts where it appears—at all scales and accounting for all overlaps.


Esri Industry Expert Steve Snow digs deeper into the past, present and future of Charting in this ArcGIS Blog.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • What "hydrospatial" means?
  • Building an MSDI and real-world examples using Esri technology.
  • Geographic information system (GIS) technology trends influencing MSDIs.
  • The United Nations (UN) Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and its connection to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model as a catalyst for change.



The YouTube recording is now available!!

Increase the value of your bathymetric data using modern tools!! 


Management of bathymetric data for navigational depths and under keel clearance is critical for a port's operations and competitiveness.


This webinar highlights how you can leverage your bathymetric data for better analysis and planning of your berths and harbor terminals and how this information can become a vital component of your port's digital information strategy for success.



Registration is free, book a seat now!


Learn to use and automate machine-based object detection using convolutional neural networks in ArcGIS to solve real-world problems. 

Presenting Hydrographic Applications of AI!!


Learn how to:

  • Quickly apply GeoAI for object detection
  • Apply ArcGIS deep learning tools
  • Update Nautical Charts from AI outputs
  • Publish Nautical Charts as webservices



The YouTube recording is now available!!

ArcGIS Maritime Senior Consultant Rafael Ponce is currently attending the International Hydrographic Organization's MSDI working group.



As the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BSH) plays an excellent host, the symposium is establishing the guidelines and exchanging experiences in implementing MSDIs, the future (and present) of hydrographic offices moving from product makers (charts) to authoritative hydrographic data providers, effectively bringing sea and land together for its broad use, leveraging the advantages of S-100, and redefining how these agencies should be in the coming decade.



Location intelligence (LI) is achieved via visualization and analysis of geospatial data to empower understanding, insight, decision-making, and prediction. By adding layers of data—such as demographics, traffic, and weather—to a smart map, organizations gain location intelligence as they understand why things happen where they do.


A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.  


ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry provides a port with a bathymetry management solution. Using metadata associated with survey data, ports can develop a seamless surface for pilots to better understand where they can navigate safely and for channel development to design and plan dredging and maintenance activities.


This stunning Story Map created by ArcGIS for Maritime's Caitlyn Raines, will further elucidate the ways in which ports are using Esri Maritime technology, and what the future holds!

The Maritime ribbon is now available!

The Display Scale control allows you to set the minimum and maximum scale values!

The Association Manager is a new tool that allows you to create feature and information associations!

The new S-100 Attribute Editor window appears in the Attributes pane when S-100 features are selected!


The Maritime narrative starts at 22:34 ... do tune in!

Have a comprehensive look at our help as well!


The Colombian Navy, Maritime Directorate (DIMAR) has created a Marine SDI portal, this is a fluvial, coastal and Maritime service, connecting authoritative information to the community.



Using Esri technology to enable spatial information management through analysis and dissemination tools.



DIMAR made this MSDI their "system of systems" that empowers the Colombian Maritime community to easily access and use their information, including Bathymetry, an Electronic Navigational Charts catalog and virtual store, oceanographic and meteorological data, Maritime traffic and much more.



Head over to the DIMAR website to navigate, and browse through this rich repository of information!





*Language by our ArcGIS for Maritime SME - Rafael Ponce. Images courtesy DIMAR.

Come join us to explore innovations in Maritime Charting, and get registered at the Esri Federal GIS Conference happening in Washington, DC.

We're meeting on Wednesday, February 12th at 02:45 pm EST to talk about the latest information about Maritime Charting, processing workflows, and most importantly network with colleagues across the industry!

See you all there!

On Monday February 24, 2020, several workshops will be offered at the CHC Hydrography 2020 conference. Please click on the link 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 CHC 2020 conference workshops.

Session 1:

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

Presented by Esri
Monday February 24, 2020,  from 9:00 to 12:00, 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.


Session 2:


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

Presented by Esri
Monday February 24, 2020, from 13:30 to 16:30, 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.