"World War Two Lancaster Bomber Being Rebuilt In Newquay"
One of the few remaining WW2 Lancaster Bombers is being rebuilt. Replica Aircraft Fabrications, based in Newquay, is gathering parts from across the world to reconstruct the 1943 aircraft; whilst Ocean 3D are creating a series of interactive 360 tours as the rebuild progresses.
"One of the few remaining Lancaster Bombers is being rebuilt so it can be exhibited to the public. Replica Aircraft Fabrications, which is based in Newquay, is gathering parts from across the world to reconstruct the 1943 aircraft. It should take about two and a half years to rebuild the bomber, which originally served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Meanwhile, a 3D tour of the aircraft has been launched online. The aircraft is currently missing its wheels, wings and tail. It is hoped the wings will be sent from Canada, while its engines will arrive from Oxford."
Read the full story on the BBC website here
"Government Investment Backs Museums Of The Future"
"Britain’s cultural treasures could be made accessible from our homes, schools and public libraries thanks to a £19 million government investment."
Great cultural News from the Government and even better that some Cornish Museums are already leading the way in their use of VR.
"Museums can be the perfect fusion between the sciences and the arts, with the creative sector and the humanities working together with new technologies to change how we can experience culture. Creating more ways of seeing and engaging with the treasure trove of experiences available at museums and exhibitions of all kinds means that we are at the forefront of designing the museums of the future.
The government is determined to build on this reputation by investing through programmes like this to expand access to our cultural riches.
This cutting-edge programme will help UK museums engage visitors with innovative new immersive experiences – as well as supercharging knowledge-sharing within our world-leading research sector." Science Minister Chris Skidmore
The article goes on to say that - Online interactive tours or live streams would open up the national collection to a diverse audience consuming culture and research - such as younger generations who spend more time online - and would also offer remote access options to those with mobility issues or in rural areas. - with Arts Minister Helen Whately saying "Our museums and galleries teach us about our past and help us to better understand the world around us. This funding will see cutting-edge tech enhance the visitor experience, providing exciting new ways for people to explore our history."
Ocean 3D has already created tours for The Museum of Cornish Life and Bodmin Keep - Cornwalls' Army museum https://www.ocean3d.co.uk/Gallery/Show/?tourId=107
If you are involved with the running of a museum and would like to discuss how these government grants to use VR can make your location and exhibits more inclusive as well as generating more visitors please call us on +44 (0) 1736 339405 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full press release here
Ocean 3D Selected For UK Government Smart Cities Trade Mission To Sao Paulo, Brazil
"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...."
More than 85% of Brazil’s population live in urban areas. The country has 17 cities with over 1 million inhabitants. Sao Paulo is the largest megalopolis in South America with over 16 million people (O3D - Compare this to London with a ‘mere’ 8.9 Million people!). Source
"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...." UK Gov. Department of International Trade
This Smart Cities business development mission will focus on building partnerships and increase British companies’ knowledge about the Brazilian market needs. It will also better position UK's participants to develop collaborative arrangements with potential Brazilian partners and buyers, enabling them to pursue local business opportunities within selected cities in the Future Cities Programme and further afield.”
Companies invited to attend were ranked and selected by a board of specialists and the Future Cities Programme team in Brazil, who considered the following criteria:
• Readiness for technology implementation in Brazil
• Innovation level and applicability of solution in the local market
• Solution alignment with the priority areas of the Future Cities Programme
• Commercial development plan for Brazil
• Social and economic impact of the proposed technology
Chris Wood, Ocean 3D Director said “It is an incredible honour to be picked from such a huge and fiercely competitive group of UK based companies in the future tech business, especially hailing from the far South West of Cornwall”…”To have the opportunity to represent some of the Best of British engineering, technology, business and ideas in the largest city in South America with one of the most diverse groups of needs is awe inspiring. We were only notified on Friday that we had been selected and the event is at the end of March so, to attend, we are going to have to do some serious diary juggling as well as look to our academic and business mentor partners to help with logistics and flights etc.”