Coming to your desktop: virtual submarine that will allow access to
Archaeologists are creating a permanent digital record of shipwrecks around European coasts. By recording the precise 3D arrangement of timbers and cargo from the wrecks the researchers aim to preserve the information they contain about past civilisations even if the wrecks are damaged or destroyed.
Scientists and members of the general public would in future be able to
float over the wrecks in a virtual submarine from the comfort of their own
desks. For researchers, this would allow them to explore the wreck and
make decisions about future excavations without spending large amounts of
money going out to sea.
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