WebScylla: A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef

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Standard

WebScylla : A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef. / Francis, Benjamin T.; Stone, Robert J.

Proceedings of Web3D 2009: The 14th International Conference on Web3D Technology. 2009. p. 167-175.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harvard

Francis, BT & Stone, RJ 2009, WebScylla: A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef. in Proceedings of Web3D 2009: The 14th International Conference on Web3D Technology. pp. 167-175, 14th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, Web3D '09, Darmstadt, Germany, 16/06/09. https://doi.org/10.1145/1559764.1559792

APA

Francis, B. T., & Stone, R. J. (2009). WebScylla: A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef. In Proceedings of Web3D 2009: The 14th International Conference on Web3D Technology (pp. 167-175) https://doi.org/10.1145/1559764.1559792

Vancouver

Francis BT, Stone RJ. WebScylla: A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef. In Proceedings of Web3D 2009: The 14th International Conference on Web3D Technology. 2009. p. 167-175 https://doi.org/10.1145/1559764.1559792

Author

Francis, Benjamin T. ; Stone, Robert J. / WebScylla : A 3D web application to visualise the colonisation of an artificial reef. Proceedings of Web3D 2009: The 14th International Conference on Web3D Technology. 2009. pp. 167-175

Bibtex

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