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Advanced Courses in Life Sciences

1st Edition

Introduction to Photogrammetry and Laser Scan

May 21st-25th, 2018, Barcelona (Spain)

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Introduction to Photogrammetry and Laser Scan

Course overview

This course is addressed to researchers and technicians who routinely work with complex biological structures (specimens) and need to digitise their samples for different reasons, such as digital preservation, quantitative or biomechanics analyses, etc.

The goal of this course is to explain how you can obtain 3D virtual models from surfaces, using different techniques as laser imaging but mainly photogrammetry. These techniques and technologies offer the possibility to obtain 3D models of the external morphology of the samples including colour and texture of a wide size range of specimens with medium – low cost and fast approaches.

By the end of the course participants should be able to obtain high quality digitalization of samples with the most commonly used techniques.

They will also be able to edit and manipulate the digital models to prepare them for use in typical analytical software.

LOCATION

Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontològica (CRIP)

C/ Mestre J. Lladós, 1
08781 Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there

DATE

May 21st-25th, 2018

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

32 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Instructors

Josep Fortuny instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Josep Fortuny
Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C. / Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Spain / France

Sergio LLácer instructor for Transmitting Science

Sergio Llácer
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont
Spain

Heinrich Mallison instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Germany

Coordinators

Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano coordinator at Transmitting Science

Dr. Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano
Transmitting Science
Spain

Josep Fortuny instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Josep Fortuny
Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C. / Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Spain / France

Program

Monday, May 21st, 2018. Dr. Josep Fortuny and Sergio Llácer.

  • Course presentation. Start up the software. What is digital modelling? What is this technology used for? The pros, cons and limitations of modelling.
  • Introduction to CAD. The common file formats in the world of 3D visualisation (.ply, .stl, .wrp, …). Laser technology theory. Laser technology practice (Next Engine).
  • Geomagic and Meshlab edition of Laser meshes generated.


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • How does photogrammetry work?
  • What are the requirements on images for photogrammetry?
  • Basic principles of and tools for data capture.
  • Camera settings and workplace set-up.


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • Data capture exercises for simple objects.
  • Program run-throughs in COLMAP, AgiSoft Photoscan and Reality Capture: Model creation and scaling.

Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Dr. Heinrich Mallison.

  • Data capture exercises for complex objects.
  • More complex program handling (levelling of models, combining models, etc.).
  • Basics of post-editing for presentation and 3D printing.



Friday, May 25th, 2018. Dr. Josep Fortuny and Sergio Llácer.

  • 3D model edition: Geomagics, Meshlab and general applications of 3D modelling (e.g. 3D PDF’s).
  • Generation and editing of videos.
  • 3D printing.
  • Demonstration of practical examples from the students’ data and group discussion.

Fees

  • Course Fee
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  • Early bird (until January 31st, 2018):
  • 490
  • Regular (after January 31st, 2018):
  • 615
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
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  • Early bird (until January 31st, 2018):
  • 490 + 275 = 765
  • Regular (after January 31st, 2018):
  • 615 + 275 = 890
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Barcelona city, accommodation from Sunday to Friday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).

We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinators). Discounts (see Funding below) are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.

Accommodation

Accommodation Package

If you take the Accommodation Package you will be hosted in the Youth Hostel Can Roviralta, in single-sex shared dormitories (2 – 4 people) with common bathrooms.

A supplemental charge will be added if you prefer to stay in a single room with private bathroom. The number of rooms is limited and if you prefer to have a single room, let us know it as soon as possible. If you want more information on this please contact the course coordinators.

Accommodation is included from Sunday (check-in) to Friday (check-out). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also provided during the week, starting from the dinner of Sunday to lunch of Friday (included).

Other accommodation options

If you do not want the Accommodation Package, accommodation is available in places other than Els Hostalets de Pierola.

You may stay in Barcelona city (1:30 hours by public transport from the Venue), Martorell or Igualada (about 35 minutes by public transport from the Venue). You will find information about Hotels in Martorell here, and information about Hotels in Igualada here.

How to get to Els Hostalets de Pierola from Barcelona city, Martorell or Igualada.

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta (Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain)

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta (Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain)

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta (Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain)

Schedule

Course Schedule
  • Monday to Thursday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included).
    • 14:30 to 17:30 Lessons.
  • Friday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included).
Accommodation Package Schedule
  • Sunday:
    • 19:00 Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information in How to get there.
    • 20:00 Registration in the Youth Hostel.
    • 20:30 Dinner.
  • Monday to Thursday:
    • 8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 20:00 Dinner.
  • Friday:
    • 8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 15:00 Meeting point in the Youth Hostel to take the bus to Barcelona city.
    • 16:30 Arrival at Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona).

The schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Funding

Discounts

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

Furthermore, a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinators. That would apply for a maximum of 1 place and it will be covered by strict inscription order.

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.

Organizers

Transmitting Science Logo
Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio) Logo
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) Logo

Collaborators

Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Castilla y León Logo
Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Euskadi Logo
Colexio Oficial de Biólogos de Galicia Logo
Col·legi Oficial de Biòlegs de la Comunitat Valenciana Logo
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) Logo
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) Logo
Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia (SBP) Logo

Registration