The Wrecks of Scapa: A Digital Exploration

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Scapa 100: The Orkney Story
Conference marking the centenary of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. 17th- 20th October 2019.
Session - Scapa Now: Heritage Management 1
Session Keynote - Prof. Chris Rowland, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.
Chris is the Director of the 3D Visualisation Research Lab (3DVisLab) at the University of Dundee.

The Wrecks of Scapa: A Digital Exploration
This talk will explore how digital survey techniques have been used to capture 3D images of the German WWI wrecks that remain in Scapa Flow.
The first recorded digital survey of the wrecks, led by Ian Oxley, took place in 2000-2002(ScapaMAP) with a follow up in 2006 (ScapaMAP2). Subsequent surveys (ADUS 2006 and ShipTime 2017) have gathered much higher resolution images that provide an opportunity to understand how the wrecks are changing over time. New techniques (Structure from Motion) are now revealing much greater detail than ever before, allowing us to pay virtual visits to the wreck sites to gain a better understanding of their condition, without getting our feet wet!
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventScapa 100: The Orkney Story
- Orkney, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Oct 201920 Oct 2019


ConferenceScapa 100: The Orkney Story
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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