[CIG-ALL] 3D printing and AR: EGU2020 session EOS4.3 and special journal issue

Dear colleagues,

  If you are interested in 3D printing / AR / VR, whether this is

for research purposes, outreach or teaching, please read on!

1) EGU session

  Please consider submitting an abstract to our session EOS4.3 at

the EGU General Assembly in Vienna (3-8th May 2020):

*** EOS4.3: 3D toys in Earth Science: 3D-printing, AR (Augmented
Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) for outreach and pedagogy***

    3D representation technology is a fast developing field, made

possible by progress in computing and reflected by the gaming
and video industries. Notably, 3D-printing provides a
cost-effective and tactile way to illustrate research concepts,
while Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) allow to
grasp complex processes and geometries using common smartphones
or handheld devices. Using these technologies, 3-dimensional
objects and datasets are developed that are well suited for
outreach, teaching and wider public engagement.

    The design of 3D models of the Earth on different scales based

on photogrammetry, mapping and imagery, modelling and inverse
modelling is a challenging task. Before 3D data sets (physically
real or virtual) can be explored in outreach activities or
teaching settings, several steps have to be taken which all come
with their own issues: how to export data into the objects
formats used in the 3D engineering community; how to feed
objects into software to allow 3D-printing; how to manipulate
virtual objects easily using handheld devices.

    We welcome contributions that are focused on technical aspects

of real or virtual realisations, as well as their use in
pedagogy, outreach or public communication of Earth Sciences
research topics.

Submit your abstracts here before the abstract deadline of 15th

January 2020 (13:00 CET):

    Note that submitting to EOS programme sessions does not count

towards the one-regular-abstract-rule; you can thus still also
submit an abstract to other programme group sessions.

    Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to

the session.

**2) Special journal issue