Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritagE
The project’s i-MareCulture scope is to raise public awareness of European identity by focusing on maritime cultural heritage, which by default bridges different civilizations. In particular, i-MareCulture aims in bringing inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within the digital reach of the wide public by implementing virtual visits, serious games with immersive technologies and underwater augmented reality. The scope of the project is to design, analyze, develop and validate pioneer applications and systems in the context of Virtual Museums through collaborative and innovative research from a diverse group of scientists, researchers, archaeologists, experts, and museums.
The project i-MareCulture is unique, innovative, and promising, contributing fully to the H2020 Framework and the Digital Agenda for Europe, an H2020 initiative, for New Skills and Jobs. In addition, this project abides by the EU’s strategy to become a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy by implementing the knowledge triangle by connecting the Education, Research, and Industry by supporting and boosting innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products in the area of Virtual Museums and Digital Heritage, with real commercial potential.