[ESIP-all] VR/AR for Science Cluster

Shayna Skolnik sskolnik at navteca.com
Mon Mar 13 18:09:29 EDT 2017

Calling all futurists! Join other science data users and technologists in
the newest ESIP Cluster: VR/AR for Science.


Our first telecon is this Wednesday at 2pm EST. Please join my meeting from
your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/802311117 You can also dial in using your
phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 802-311-117

Telecon speaker:

Oleg Pariser has been a Member of the Technical Staff at Multimission Image
Processing Laboratory at JPL since January 2000. Among other tasks, he has
been developing computer vision and image processing software and
supporting surface operations for Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), Phoenix
Lander (PHX), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and M2020. He holds a B.S. in
Mathematics and Applied Science from UCLA and M.S. in Electrical
Engineering from USC.

He will discuss an overview of prototype software Scenario, a game engine
based application that facilitates visualization and analysis of 3D
terrains generated from several cameras, including MSL and MRO HiRISE.
Scenario is cross-platform and supports virtual reality displays. We
envision the Scenario’s underlying technology being easily adaptable to a
wide variety of planetary and Earth sciences visualization applications. As
a proof of concept, we ingested datasets from AIRS and OMG missions.


The purpose of the VR/AR for Science Cluster is to help ESIP members
understand the emerging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
technologies that are available and how they can be leveraged for
scientific research, visualization, and communication. The VR/AR for
Science Cluster allows ESIP partners to share demonstrations of VR/AR
technology, use cases of this technology for science, developments in the
hardware/software related to the technology, and experience and suggestions
for implementation. The Cluster provides information to ESIP members as to
how VR/AR technologies are used currently, with a continual focus on
cutting edge developments in the gaming sector (hardware, controllers,
etc.) that can be applied to scientific domains. The VR/AR for Science
Cluster fosters a collaborative environment for sharing resources and a
foundation for building a community of scientific users of these
technologies. Email Shayna Skolnik <sskolnik at navteca.com> or Christian
Alarcon <christian.alarcon at jpl.nasa.gov> if you are not yet on the ESIP-all
Slack team, we will send you an invitation to join the VR/AR channel.

*Shayna Skolnik | * Navteca

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