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Vexcel Imaging participated in European research and innovation staff exchange

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6 December 2022
Team behind the Volta project

VOLTA Project

EU PROJECT INITIATIVE

From November 17 to 18 in Graz, Austria, Vexcel Imaging hosted the closing event of an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project in which the company was the sole camera manufacturer selected to participate. VOLTA - innoVation in geOspatiaL and 3D daTA - aimed to connect participants from academia, industry and government to promote knowledge sharing, joint research activities and long-term collaboration. Among the participants were 13 academic and non-academic beneficiaries from over 11 European countries.

By secondments of the partners’ research and innovation personnel with built-in return mechanisms, the project wanted to contribute to the clarification of current issues in the field of geosciences and geospatial data production with a scientific focus on the acquisition of 3D data.

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We were very happy to accept the organizers' invitation to participate in this project and are pleased to have been able to support researchers in their work with our datasets.

MICHAEL GRUBER

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The beginning of the project


 

The project began in June 2017 but was temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vexcel Imaging provided two datasets to project partners. The first dataset was collected by the UltraCam Osprey Mark 3 Premium and the second by its successor model released in 2020, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1. Michael Gruber, Chief Scientist Photogrammetry, and his team represented Vexcel Imaging in this project. "We were very happy to accept the organizers' invitation to participate in this project and are pleased to have been able to support researchers in their work with our datasets," said Gruber. 

In addition to participating in the European Researchers Night, three Vexcel Application Specialists from Gruber’s team visited project partners for a total of 5 months and came away from the visit with significant new insight. Philipp Zettl about his visit to Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento: "The project gave me the opportunity to think outside the box and learn about different photogrammetric software solutions and approaches." 

Watch the video below and hear what other participants had to say about this project and the fruitful collaboration.

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It's all about sharing knowledge


 

In return, visitors from Trento and Hanover were welcomed to Vexcel Imaging in Graz and given insight into the development of the UltraCam aerial cameras and UltraMap photogrammetric processing software. For the team, the personal and professional exchange was very profitable. Marc Muick, who also spent a month in Trento, explains: "The intensive exchange strengthens the European geospatial community. People meet and build trust. This lays the foundation for good cooperation." 

Bernhard Schachinger, who visited Trento and Delft for a total of 3 months to exchange experiences, hopes that such collaborations will also be possible in the future: "Such projects help enormously to promote new solutions for the growing field of geoscience and geospatial data production on a European level."

Below you will get some impressions of the project work and the closing event in Graz.

The Volta project team at the closing event in Graz
Fabio Remondino presenting at the closing event
Marc Muick during a stuff exchange in Trento, Italy
Michael Gruber, Chief Scientist Photogrammetry, participates in the Volta project
Philipp Zettl with project colleagues in Trento, Italy
 

Information on the detailed objectives can be found on the website of the European Commission.

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Team behind the Volta project

VOLTA Project

EU PROJECT INITIATIVE

From November 17 to 18 in Graz, Austria, Vexcel Imaging hosted the closing event of an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project in which the company was the sole camera manufacturer selected to participate. VOLTA - innoVation in geOspatiaL and 3D daTA - aimed to connect participants from academia, industry and government to promote knowledge sharing, joint research activities and long-term collaboration. Among the participants were 13 academic and non-academic beneficiaries from over 11 European countries.

By secondments of the partners’ research and innovation personnel with built-in return mechanisms, the project wanted to contribute to the clarification of current issues in the field of geosciences and geospatial data production with a scientific focus on the acquisition of 3D data.

Image

We were very happy to accept the organizers' invitation to participate in this project and are pleased to have been able to support researchers in their work with our datasets.

MICHAEL GRUBER

Image

The beginning of the project


The project began in June 2017 but was temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vexcel Imaging provided two datasets to project partners. The first dataset was collected by the UltraCam Osprey Mark 3 Premium and the second by its successor model released in 2020, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1. Michael Gruber, Chief Scientist Photogrammetry, and his team represented Vexcel Imaging in this project. "We were very happy to accept the organizers' invitation to participate in this project and are pleased to have been able to support researchers in their work with our datasets," said Gruber. 

In addition to participating in the European Researchers Night, three Vexcel Application Specialists from Gruber’s team visited project partners for a total of 5 months and came away from the visit with significant new insight. Philipp Zettl about his visit to Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento: "The project gave me the opportunity to think outside the box and learn about different photogrammetric software solutions and approaches." 

Watch the video below and hear what other participants had to say about this project and the fruitful collaboration.

YouTube

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It's all about sharing knowledge


In return, visitors from Trento and Hanover were welcomed to Vexcel Imaging in Graz and given insight into the development of the UltraCam aerial cameras and UltraMap photogrammetric processing software. For the team, the personal and professional exchange was very profitable. Marc Muick, who also spent a month in Trento, explains: "The intensive exchange strengthens the European geospatial community. People meet and build trust. This lays the foundation for good cooperation." 

Bernhard Schachinger, who visited Trento and Delft for a total of 3 months to exchange experiences, hopes that such collaborations will also be possible in the future: "Such projects help enormously to promote new solutions for the growing field of geoscience and geospatial data production on a European level."

Below you will get some impressions of the project work and the closing event in Graz.

The Volta project team at the closing event in Graz
Fabio Remondino presenting at the closing event
Marc Muick during a stuff exchange in Trento, Italy
Michael Gruber, Chief Scientist Photogrammetry, participates in the Volta project
Philipp Zettl with project colleagues in Trento, Italy
 

Information on the detailed objectives can be found on the website of the European Commission.

Read more
 

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