Digitization is bringing far-reaching changes to the maritime sector. The Go-3D conference in Rostock on September 7 will see researchers, developers and users exchange ideas on how they can shape this transformation together and what potentials it brings.
(Rostock) Would you like to view what is on the sea bed in 3D and in real time? Go-3D will see Dr. Jan Albiez explaining how observing the depths works to visitors. Fraunhofer IGD is extending an invitation to what is now the eighth edition of the conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel Rostock. Albiez is accepting the Go! Go-3D competition prize as an employee of Kraken Robotik GmbH, a prize presented in association with BITKOM, the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media. The Kraken Sea Vision System 3D laser is the world's first fullcolor, laser-based underwater imaging system. Equipped with a camera and laser, this solution allows users to reconstruct objects on the sea bed in such a way that detailed models can be subsequently produced for 3D visualization.
This year's Go-3D is being held under the heading “Toward Maritim 4.0 with 3D”. The conference provides practice-oriented researchers, developers and maritime users with the opportunity to discuss ideas on a professional level. “The focus is on the potential of 3D technology at different life stages of complex maritime capital goods, such as ships, pipelines and offshore wind farms. The event will also demonstrate how companies and research institutions can cooperate successfully in this dynamic field of technology,” declares Professor Uwe Freiherr von Lukas, director of the conference and Head of the Maritime Graphics Department at Fraunhofer IGD.
With different lectures and an accompanying exhibition, the conference will give an insight into current research topics such as virtual and augmented reality visualization solutions, innovative 3D data acquisition and cutting edge 3D applications in ports. The conference also looks beyond the maritime sector with one of the speakers coming from the automotive industry, for instance. Professor Alfred Katzenbach from Katzenbach Executive Consulting will be addressing 3D-based engineering collaboration in his keynote, thus bringing his many years' experience as Head of Engineering to the event.