Talking wreck-mapping in Bournemouth


Talking wreck-mapping in Bournemouth

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Divers interested in computer technology related to the surveying and recording of wrecks might want to book a place at the 5th Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology Conference, which takes place on Saturday, 21 March next year.

Eight speakers have been lined up for a day of presentations on the theme “Computer Applications in Nautical Archaeology”.

Joe Hoyt of the USA’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration discusses laser-scanning of Battle of the Atlantic wrecks, while Julian Rickards of 3D at Depth covers LIDAR and photogrammetry surveys of a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator aircraft wreck.

Gabriel Walton of Ultrabeam’s subject is 3D surveys of marine assets with ADUS and Ultrabeam Hydrographic; Michael Roberts of Bangor University Ocean Sciences discusses SEACAMS mapping of the Irish Sea floor; and Felix Pedrotti of Southampton University looks at 3D modelling of Black Sea wrecks.

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The day is completed by three speakers representing the host university. Innes McCartney looks at inventorising underwater cultural heritage at the regional scale; Tom Cousins at virtual reality and the Valentine tanks of Exercise Smash; and Dan Pascoe’s subject is photogrammetry on the 18th-century warship HMS Invincible.

An open day on Invincible wreck finds to date will take place the following day (22 March).

The conference is held from 10am to 5pm at Kimmeridge House on the university campus.

Entry is free but attendees should register here.



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