The VIRTUALDiver platform combines high-resolution data acquired and processed with state-of-the-art technologies (swath mapping systems, underwater vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles) to create a synthetic topographic relief basemap and to analyze all its particular geomorphological and ecological structures as well as anthropogenic interventions.
Through a set of special designed tools for multimedia content management, the platform can produce tailored interactive experiences for virtual reality and augmented reality environments. The platform will be piloted for the submarine area of the Santorini (Greece) caldera and will enable users to explore virtually environments -accessible only by underwater vehicles and in cost-intensive, research and scientific missions. Users will be able to assimilate to real (or even imaginary) environments through different media (e.g., virtual reality glasses, tablets, etc.).