Virtual Scylla: Interactive 3D and Artificial Life for Marine Virtual Heritage

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This paper describes the early stages of a long-term project that sets out to exploit real-time gaming and artificial life technologies to develop a dynamic, “living” virtual model of an ex-Royal Navy frigate, HMS Scylla, scuttled by the UK’s National Marine Aquarium in 2004 to become Europe’s first artificial reef, an attraction for sports divers and a future maritime heritage site. The resulting simulations are now providing the foundation for scientific investigations into how virtual wreck sites and marine ecosystem simulations can be made accessible to a wide population of beneficiaries – scientists, schoolchildren, students, even members of the general public.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Boundaries, IKUWA 3
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Congress on Underwater Archaeology
EditorsJohn Henderson
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Serious Games, Virtual Heritage, Maritime, Heritage, Artificial Life

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