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Underwater Photogrammetry Course 2019


International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA) is organizing Underwater Photogrametry Course. Aim of this course is to teach all the participants the basic knowledge of photogrammetry process and how to implement it in every day work. The accent is on underwater archaeology, but the knowledge gained from it could be applied in many other scientific and commercial domains. The software that will be used for photogrammetric modeling is Agisoft PhotoScan.

The course will take place on the 19th and 20th May 2019 in the vicinity of the small medieval city of Bale in Istria County. Theoretical lectures and practical exercises will be conducted at the diving club “Old Diver” which is situated within the campground Mon Perin.



19th May 2019:
- Lecture about underwater photography and PhotoScan software
- Practice on land
- Dive and underwater photographing
- Processing and adaptation of photographs
- Launching the PhotoScan software

20th May 2019:
- Obtaining a model
- Georeferencing the model
- Information extraction from the model in AutoCAD

More information
Lecture about underwater photography will provide the basic knowledge about underwater photography and all its specifics, also it will focus on the rules for taking photos in right maner for the needs of photogrammetry.
After the lecture, participants will have a chance of implementing the obtained knowledge on the field, through one dive on the archaeological site - guided photographing and filming of the site with diferent types of cameras.
Participants will then work on the obtained images and frames from videos on the computer. After the images are adapted, participants will begin with the process of model making in photogrammetry software.

Second day is reserved for model processing and inspection of the faults that were made. Participants will learn how to get the necessary informations (dimensions, cross sections, plans...) from the final photogrametric 3D model, and how to import the model in AutoCAD, process the data, and export it.

Location: Camping Mon Perin (Dive Center Old Diver)
Tutors: Roko Surić (ICUA), Maja Kaleb (ICUA)
Date: 19th and 20th May 2019
The price of the course is HRK 750,00 (EUR 100,00)


Courses requirements
The requirements for the Underwater Photogrammetry Course are Open Water Diver (OWD), CMAS* or an equivalent diving certificate and medical certificate ensuring fitness for diving. Participants will have to present diving insurance upon getting official information for acceptance to the course.

Course fee includes:
- Certificate
- Renting and filling of diving air tanks during the course
- Yearbook Submerged Heritage

Diving equipment should be brought by participants or it can be rented at a local diving club (expenses not covered by the organizers). The organizers will cover the costs of renting and filling diving air tanks during the course.

Participants should arrange transportation to resort Villas Rubin by themselves at their own expense. The organizers reserve the right to change the location of the course lectures in Bale or Rovinj County.

Participants should arrange accommodation during the course by themselves at their own expense.

Optimal number of participants is 5-10, and organisers remain the right to cancel the course if the number of applicants is too low. Also, as soon as 10 people apply, organisers will stop accepting new participants, so send your applications as soon possible!

For the participants that have NAS Intro certificate (Nautical Archaeology Society - Certificate in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology), this course will be accepted as a specialty for obtaining advanced NAS certificates. Upon finishing the course, students will be granted 15 credits in "survey" module and 5 in "IT" module.

Course will be held in English, if English speakers apply.

Applications and accompanying documentation (short CV, copy of diving certificate, copy of medical certificate ensuring fitness for diving) should be sent by e-mail in electronic form to ICUA Zadar to the attention of Mr. Roko Surić ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Deadline for submission of the documents is 4th April 2019. All applicants will be informed about acceptance by 5th April 2019.



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