Digital Catalina Island

dcat_banner_04The Digital Catalina Island Project is an ongoing effort to aid research at the USC Wrigley Institute of Environmental Research, a marine biology lab on the island near Two Harbors. The project utilizes digital 3d modeling of the island for scientific visualization purposes. Technologies used and planned include gigapixel panoramic photography, terrain modeling, side-scan sonar bathymetry seafloor modeling, Xfrog digital vegetation, and Massive AI-driven wildlife, with the goal of creating a working research asset where ecological oucomes can be evaluated from various input data.

LINK to Wrigley Institute of Environmental Research WIKI