Hidden Earth 2023
Unveiling the Hidden Depths: Subterranean Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning for Cave Surveying, Rescue, and Preservation
45 minute Lecture|Jonathan Lester
Caves hold an enduring allure, captivating humanity with their mystery, beauty, and scientific importance. As our understanding of cave ecosystems and their ecological significance deepens, the need for precise and non-invasive methods for study, exploration, and protection has grown. This seminar highlights groundbreaking advancements in Subterranean Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning, which will revolutionize cave surveying, rescue, and preservation.
Delving into the principles of these technologies, the talk showcases how high-resolution imaging and advanced data processing create accurate 3D models of cave systems. These models serve as invaluable references, offering insights into cave morphology, dimensions, and geological/archaeological features.
Ultimately, this seminar serves as an eye-opening exploration of how Subterranean Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning are reshaping the way we understand, protect, and explore the hidden wonders of caves. By bringing together scientists, conservationists, explorers, and rescue personnel, it paves the way for a collaborative effort in safeguarding these precious underground ecosystems for generations to come.
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