Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritage


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Project title
Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritage
Code
H2020 RIA CULT-COOP-08-2016
Project Coordinator
Status
Ongoing
Start date
01-11-2016
Funding Program
H2020
OpenAire ID
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/727153
Abstract
iMARECULTURE is focusing in raising European identity awareness using maritime and underwater cultural interaction and exchange in Mediterranean sea. Commercial ship routes joining Europe with other cultures are vivid examples of cultural interaction, while shipwrecks and submerged sites, unreachable to wide public are excellent samples that can benefit from immersive technologies, augmented and virtual reality. iMARECULTURE will bring inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within digital reach of the wide public using virtual visits and immersive technologies. Apart from reusing existing 3D data of underwater shipwrecks and sites, with respect to ethics, rights and licensing, to provide a personalized dry visit to a museum visitor or augmented reality to the diver, it also emphasizes on developing pre- and after- encounter of the digital visitor. The former one is implemented exploiting geospatial enabled technologies for developing a serious game of sailing over ancient Mediterranean and the latter for an underwater shipwreck excavation game. Both games are realized thought social media, in order to facilitate information exchange among users. iMARECULTURE supports dry visits by providing immersive experience through VR Cave and 3D info kiosks on museums or through the web. Additionally aims to significantly enhance the experience of the diver, visitor or scholar, using underwater augmented reality in a tablet and an underwater housing. iMARECULTURE is composed by universities and SMEs with experience in diverse underwater projects, existing digital libraries, and people many of which are divers themselves.
 
Keyword(s)
humanities
ethics and religion
ethics

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120173d modelling and mapping for virtual exploration of underwater archaeology assetsLiarokapis, Fotis ; Kouřil, Pavel ; Agrafiotis, Panagiotis ; Demesticha, Stella ; Chmelík, Josef ; Skarlatos, Dimitrios 
22017Amphora Detection Based on a Gradient Weighted Error in a Convolution Neuronal NetworkPasquet, Jérôme ; Demesticha, Stella ; Skarlatos, Dimitrios ; Merad, Djamal ; Drap, Pierre 
32017Development and integration of digital technologies addressed to raise awareness and access to European underwater cultural heritage. An overview of the H2020 i-MARECULTURE projectBruno, Fabio ; Lagudi, Antonio ; Ritacco, Gerardo ; Čejka, Jan ; Kouřil, Pavel ; Liarokapis, Fotis ; Agrafiotis, Panagiotis ; Skarlatos, Dimitrios ; Philpin-Briscoe, Oliver ; Poullis, Charalambos ; Mudur, Sudhir 
41-Sep-2016Project iMARECULTURE: Advanced VR, immersive serious games and augmented reality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater cultural heritageSkarlatos, Dimitrios ; Agrafiotis, Panagiotis ; Balogh, Tibor ; Bruno, Fabio ; Castro, Filipe ; Petriaggi, Barbara Davidde ; Demesticha, Stella ; Doulamis, Anastasios D. ; Drap, Pierre ; Georgopoulos, Andreas ; Kikillos, F. ; Kyriakidis, Phaedon ; Liarokapis, Fotis ; Poullis, Charalambos ; Rizvic, Selma 
52-Oct-2017A serious game for understanding ancient seafaring in the Mediterranean seaPhilbin-Briscoe, Oliver ; Simon, Bart ; Mudur, Sudhir ; Poullis, Charalambos ; Rizvic, Selma ; Boskovic, Dusanka ; Liarokapis, Fotis ; Katsouri, Irene ; Demesticha, Stella ; Skarlatos, Dimitrios 
630-May-2018Underwater photogrammetry in very shallow waters: main challenges and caustics effect removalAgrafiotis, Panagiotis ; Skarlatos, Dimitrios ; Forbes, Timothy ; Poullis, Charalambos ; Skamantzari, Margarita ; Georgopoulos, Andreas