EUreka3D at the “Clean Oceans and Mapping our Seas” Conference

19 June 2024

EUreka3D took part in the Clean Oceans and Mapping our Seas Conference, organized by Heritage Malta and the Norwegian Museum Stavanger. The conference focuses on 3D digitisation methods for documenting the impacts of climate change and ocean quality on maritime cultural heritage.

Human activity has irrevocably affected our oceans, posing significant threats to both marine ecosystems and cultural heritage. The conference “Clean Oceans and Mapping our Seas” seeks to address these pressing issues by bringing together experts, stakeholders, and enthusiasts to explore innovative digital solutions and strategies used to aid the documentation and interpretation of these issues on cultural heritage.

In addition, the conference examined the vital link between tourism and cultural heritage sustainability, demonstrating how digital preservation can drive tourism while ensuring the longevity and authenticity of cultural sites for future generations.

EUreka3D project took part in this hybrid conference, in the context of the session “Traditional Boat Digitisation: Case Studies from Cyprus, Malta, and Norway”. Marinos Ioannides, Director of the Digital Heritage Research Lab at Cyprus University of Technology, presented outcomes and stories behind the 3D digitisation project that created a fully documented memory twin of the traditional Lambousa boat, a cultural monument of Cyprus heritage.

The Lambousa boat is one of the high quality records produced in the context of EUreka3D project, also offered as open access resource into Europeana as part of the TwinIt! campaign, successfully concluded and celebrated in Brussels in May 2024. Valentine Charles, Data Services Director at Europeana Foundation, also presented this important effort on creating and promoting 3D digitisation of European heritage in the conference.

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