Benvenuto nel progetto Visas

On the 30th of October 2016 has been shown to the public the virtual underwater diving system of VISAS, during the third edition of the "Researchers' night" at University of Calabria. Visitors have had the chance to experience a virtual dive into the underwater archaeological site's 3D model of Punta Scifo (Crotone), where some rests of an ancient roman ship lay.

Between the 27th of September and the 1st of October 2016, a second test has been carried out on the tablet for underwater augmented diving of VISAS. The archaeological site of Cala Minnola, some meters far from the costs of Levanzo Island (Trapani, Sicily), has been choosen for the proof. The site consist of a shipment of wine amphorae belonging to an ancient roman cargo ship (I century b.C.). All the underwater activities have been carried out by researchers of University of Calabria, 3D Research s.r.l. and Applicon s.r.l, in collaboration with the Diving Atmosphere Blu of Levanzo and under the supervision of Soprintendenza del Mare of Regione Sicilia.

Between the 15th and the 18th of September VISAS has tested its underwater tablet system at Punta Scifo D archaeological site. The test has been carried by scuba diving users, in collaboration with the Diving Sub Village of Capo Rizzuto.

On last saturday 5th of November, at the Royal Palace of Palermo, has been launched the exhibition "Mirabilia Maris", about the last seventy yaers of underwater archaeology in Sicily. The artifacts shown in the exhibit come in particular from the Egadi Islands, where lots of Roman shipwreaks have been discovered. The Virtual Dive System of VISAS has been placed into the exhibit and will be available to the public until the end of it, on the 6th of March 2017, thanks to the Multimedia Totem Mneme, developed by the 3D Research srl, partner of the project. 

For more info, visit the official page of the exhibition:

VISAS will be showcased through a DEMO at BPER Optimist European Championship 2016, which will be held in Crotone, Italy, on July 16-22, 2016. The public will be able to live an exciting virtual dive inside the 3D reconstruction of the Punta Scifo D shipwreck, just using a digital controller and a pair of 3D glasses. 

At the end of the event, the VR system will be installed at the Area Marina Protetta of Capo Rizzuto's headquarter until september 2016.