Workshop zu 3D-Visualisierung für planetare Oberflächenforschung


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The event

In preparation of Mars 2020 and ExoMars, JOANNEUM RESEARCH and VRVis, in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History Vienna and Imperial College London, will hold a Workshop on 3D Visualization for Planetary Surface Science on April 6 th and 7 th , 2018 at VRVis. These are the two days before EGU 2018 starts but it is NOT an EGU workshop.

The workshop targets the use of 3D vision & visualization tools as necessary for planetary robotic surface missions’ science. It will be inspired by the current 3D vision and visualization work conducted by JOANNEUM RESEARCH & VRVis in preparation for the Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z and ExoMars PanCam instruments’ 3D vision & data exploitation.

We are happy to welcome planetary scientists, providers of instruments and relevant industrial stakeholders from the planetary exploration domain, as well as space agencies and national funding organizations to get an overview of the activities and discuss the numerous user patterns. Participation is free of charge for interested members of the space exploration community.


Day 1 – FRI April 6 th

9:30 Introduction

  • Gerd Hesina / all: Welcome and introductory round
  • Gerhard Paar: Status report on ExoMars/Mastcam-Z 3D Vision: Overview & outlook
  • Thomas Ortner: PRo3D 2.0 Interactive Exploration of Planetary Surfaces (incl. demo)

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Visualization

  • Rob Barnes PRo3D 2.0 for Geologic annotation & exploitation
  • Jan-Peter Muller The i-Mars web-GIS platform for viewing surface changes and multi-resolution DTM products (Co-Authors Yu Tao, Sebastian Walter)
  • Divya Persaud An exploration of different visualization platforms for orbital-to-ground (Co-Author Jan Peter Muller)

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 VRVis tour and demos

13:45 Science Use Cases

  • Matt Balme Measuring aeolian ripples at an ExoMars landing site using PRo3D
  • Gerhard Paar / Christian Koeberl Shatter Cones Visualization: Objectives & Status
  • Rob Barnes Overview on Imperial College London PRo3D use cases, data, results

15:00 Coffee Break (& discussion)

15:30 “Customer” Cases for 3D vision & visualization

  • Bernard Foing Moon Village
  • Stephan Kempe Using a hand lens tool to investigate geologic / mineralogic textures
  • Björn Grieger A self-adapting global map of the irregular shaped comet 67P

16:30 Wrapup Day 1 and Discussion

17:00 End of day 1

  • Option for further discussions

19:00 Get Together & Dinner in close-by restaurant

Day 2 – SAT April 7 th

9:30 Technical & Strategic Aspects

  • Matt Gunn PanCam, CLUPI, ISEM rover level calibration / cross calibration plans
  • Gerhard Paar, Rob Barnes (Discussion supported by impulse presentations)
    • (Elyse Allender) Multispectral Data & 3D
    • (Rob Barnes) Validation
    • Archiving, data maintenance
    • Collaboration, data sharing
    • Interoperability and data exchange between tools (PRo3D, 3D-ROCS, Viewpoint, …)
    • View Planning

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Instruments

  • Piluca Caballo GEPE – JR Geometric PanCam Emulator
  • Matt Gunn AUPE – Aberystwyth University PanCam Emulator
  • TBD PanCam related 3D and visualization topics
  • Jean-Luc Josset ExoMars CLUPI – Aspects for 3D & Visualization

12:15 Lunch Break & Group Photo using GEPE

13:15 Instruments (ctd.):

  • Jim Bell Mastcam-Z related 3D and visualization topics

13:45 Virtual Reality

  • Helen Miles RAVEN – a concept for VR
  • Thomas Ortner / All (optional) VR Demo using PRo3D / interactive discussion

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 All (Discussion)

  • Deployment of PRo3D to the science community,
    Maintenance of SW versions; license needs
  • Tools’ role in publications
  • Synergy between Mars 2020 & ExoMars in related topics
  • Joint field trials
  • Landing site implications on 3D vision
  • Maintaining test use cases & data

16:30 All (Discussion) General Discussion & wrap-up

17:00 End of day 2

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place in the meeting rooms of VRVis. Its office is within walking distance of the EGU venue (click here for more information).

Event flyer

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