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Marine and Seascape Visualization

Pressures for change in coastal areas creates a demand for raising the awareness of public and professional audiences of potential impacts on the environment and communities, Visualizations help to communicate the nature of changes which might be expected, and enable virtual tours and views of new land and seascapes not otherwise possible.

Wind and tidal turbines in a virtual fly-through. Reflections, waves, sea-states, atmospheric conditions and turbine movement are animated. Virtual fly through of a wind and tidal turbines scheme

 

 

Aquaculture and wind turbines: Round fish farms - view from ocean surface.Visualization of round fish farms

 

 

Square Fish Farms. View from underwater.  Visualization of square fish farms

 

 

 

Sea floor, showing moraines and 'gas generated holes': View from underwater.  Visuialization of moraines on the sea floor

 

 

 

Tidal turbines: View from underwater.  Visualization of tidal turbines

 

 

 

Land and sea bed showing U-shaped valleys and moraines  Visualization of land and sea bed showing valleys and moraines

 

 

Firth of Lorn: Seabed data supplied by the Scottish Association for Marine Science, overlayed with Ordnance Survey terrain data.  Visualization of the Firth of Lorn

 

 

 

Visualization of Nigg Bay and Girdleness Lighthouse, Aberdeen

Nigg Bay and Girdleness lighthouse, Aberdeen. Visualization tools were used in planning a coastal footpath and landscaping of sewerage treatment plant.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.