Virtual and augmented exploitation of sub. archaeological sites
VISAS is a collaborative research project, aimed to the responsible and sustainable management of underwater archaeological sites. This goal is achieved through the development of an integrated package of services aimed, on the one hand, to improve the experience of scuba divers and, on the other, to stimulate the induced tourist activity through an innovative virtual tour of the site. The technologies which have been developed provide for the acquisition of optical and acoustic data sets related the aesthetic and morphological characteristics of the marine environment. The data is subsequently integrated and processed to obtain a geo-referenced 3D model of the site. Finally, the latter is used by scuba divers for augmented reality exploration, while a virtual reality system makes the exploration accessible also to whom are not able to dive.