The Deep Digital Cornwall project officially opens the doors to its new state-of-the-art 3D and 4D visualisation suite and data hub next week.
The suite, based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, is designed to “open one’s imagination” and unlock new research and innovation ideas, including, for example, the ability to visualise Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 3D. The project team have been developing ‘GeoVision Cornwall’, a brand-new model of Cornwall using subsurface, surface, aerial and satellite data.
Deep Digital Cornwall (DDC) is a £4.2 million project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to conduct new research and support SMEs based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with grant funding and knowledge exchange.
The project launched in early 2021 and is connecting research-intensive digital businesses working with the underground environment, to form a cluster of excellence in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Professor Frances Wall, principal investigator, DDC said: “It is vital that companies in Cornwall invest in digital research and innovation. It is brilliant to see such good ideas proposed to DDC and together with the data hub these will create an internationally leading georesources cluster.”
At the Deep Digital Cornwall Hub launch event on May 5, attendees will be able to book a tour of the visualisation suite, meet some of the businesses the team has already supported, discuss research grant funding or sit down and explore ideas with some of the academic and industry researchers in the Deep Digital Cornwall team.