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January 9, 2017

NAUI Finland Develops and Introduces 3D Photogrammetry Specialty Course

NAUI Finland Develops and Introduces 3D Photogrammetry Specialty Course 

Tampa, Fla., (January 10, 2017) – The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is proud to announce its new 3D Photogrammetry Specialty Course, designed to provide an advanced level of understanding of the more visual aspects of scuba diving. 

The latest addition to NAUI’s lineup of Instructor Specified Specialty courses – NAUI 3D Photogrammetry – comes from NAUI Finland is representative of NAUI’s flexible and comprehensive approach to training.

NAUI has long understood that divers crave deeper exploration and unspoiled aquatic life available beyond the recreational discipline. Photogrammetry fulfills this craving by taking multiple overlapping photographs (of still images) and deriving measurements from them to create 3D models of objects.

“Modern technology with its computers, advanced software, high powered lights, high capacity batteries and high-resolution cameras, offers possibilities to bring these hidden treasures out from the depths and show them to the world. Over the past two years, I have been involved in expeditions to create 3D models of numerous underwater sites,” said NAUI Finland Recreational and Technical Representative Pasi Laine.

The NAUI 3D Photogrammetry course, initiated by Pasi Laine (NAUI 42324) and Pasi Lammi (NAUI 57705), includes eight hours of 3D photogrammetry basics and hands-on land training to understand what kind of issues affect the end result. The course discusses the required software and hardware and how the resulting models can be utilized. The course also includes a dive to document a site of one's choice to record material for model rendering.

One of the hallmarks of NAUI is that it allows its instructors, who have a particular area of expertise, the academic freedom and opportunity to develop and teach their own Instructor Specified Specialty courses, as well as share those courses with the NAUI Membership.

Watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A09FnPYx5Fg. To read more about 3D Photogrammetry, subscribe to NAUI Sources magazine at www.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?rf=sch&productId=501202033 - /. To participate in the NAUI 3D Photogrammetry course, contact NAUI Finland Representative Pasi Laine directly at pasi.laine@naui-finland.com.

Contact the NAUI Training Department at training@naui.org to find out more about becoming a NAUI Instructor and developing NAUI Instructor Specified Specialty courses.

3D video: http://www.palonkorpi.net/NAUI_3D.mp4

3D Story Video: http://pashi.net/museolle/vanhankaupunginlahti.mp4