Fall 2008


In pursuit of 3-D shipwreck images


July 2008, Lake Michigan: A technician from the Advanced Imaging & Visualization Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and underwater archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) experimented with techniques for producing three-dimensional, photo-mosaic images of shipwrecks. Lake Michigan’s clear water and exceptionally well-preserved shipwrecks provided perfect testing grounds


Careful planning. Evan Kovacs (left), ­operational scientific services contractor at the WHOI lab, and Keith Meverden, WHS underwater archaeologist, discuss the day’s work. “We’re always looking for the shot that people say we can’t get,” Kovacs said of WHOI’s optics lab.

Careful planning. Evan Kovacs (left), ­operational scientific services contractor at the WHOI lab, and Keith Meverden, WHS underwater archaeologist, discuss the day’s work. “We’re always looking for the shot that people say we can’t get,” Kovacs said of WHOI’s optics lab.







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