The SS Thistlegorm is rated a world class wreck dive. But only a tiny fraction of the world can don SCUBA and pay the wreck a visit, so the Universities of Nottingham, Ain Shams and Alexandria have collaborated to digitally record the heritage beneath the waves. Funding for this work has been provided by the British Council Newton Fund grant.
The Waiting Begins
Patience is a virtue and will be needed for this project. The DEM from the sparse cloud doe not mean the actual model will be ready soon for there are still days of processing with Photoscan Pro ahead. The Thistlegorm is both a large and complex model but our experience of successfully building massive models will be applied and a few more tricks and techniques will be learnt in the process.
In addition to the model a 360 degree camera survey has been completed and processing is currently underway.
Watch this space!