Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Australian spacetech companies partner to deliver the world’s first on-demand satellite imaging platform.
Over the course of several decades, satellite imagery has...
Singapore boosts geospatial property collaboration
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has signed memoranda of...
Esri India partners with AGNIi (Invest India) to roll-out ‘GeoInnovation’
Empowering start-ups to build location Intelligence and facilitate wider...
‘ISRO gearing up for multiple space missions in 2022’
After a rather muted 2021 in terms of satellite...
Australian company develops system for real time mapping of wildfires
At Wildfire Today we have often advocated for what...
Israel awards nearly $6 million in grants to space tech startups
From growing super-vegetables in space to taking high-resolution images...
Modi Govt’s ‘Urban Geospatial Data Stories Challenge’ To Promote Innovation Begins
The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that...
Ethiopian Government to Merge the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and Ethiopian Geospatial Information Institute
In November 2021, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives...
Iran Slaps Down US ‘Concerns’ Over Space Programme After Satellite Launch
Iran launched a rocket carrying three satellites into space...
Russia and China Ink Cooperative Deal on Respective GNSSs
Russian space agency Roscosmos and the Chinese Satellite Navigation...

September 2nd, 2013
Digital Age Shipwreck Searchers Uncovered at Ozri 2013

Thousands of unlocated shipwrecks lie entombed along the nation’s coast: victims of raging gales, careless captains and, in some cases, foul play.

ShipShapeSearchers archaeologist Alex Moss and his team have been working to uncover these long-forgotten hulks by using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create digital 3D reconstructions of the ocean floor.

Mr Moss said researchers use the technology to ‘fly’ in and out of the virtual model and peel back each of the element layers to ‘bring out’ the wrecks beneath.

“The technology also helps archaeologists determine the types of materials the ships are made of, as well as their condition and age, making it easier to identify the wreck itself,” Mr Moss said.

Mr Moss will be available for interviews and image opportunities following his presentation.

Ozri 2013 will run from 4-6 September at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is hosted by Esri Australia, the market leader in Australia’s $2.1 billion mapping technology industry.

Complimentary media passes are available by downloading and emailing the online media pass application or contacting Alicia Kouparitsas using the details below.

To learn more about the ShipShapeSearchers project visit

Shipwreck Hunting… Without Getting your Feet Wet – Alex Moss, ShipShapeSearchers

Thursday 5 September 2013

10.10am – 10.30am

Plaza Auditorium
Brisbane Convention Centre
Merivale St  South Brisbane