UCSD Collaboration

The Cultural Heritage Engineering Initiative (CHEI) at UC San Diego brings the power of student-driven engineering to the study and preservation of monuments, historic structures, archaeological sites, art and other artifacts. CHEI has created a comprehensive methodology and toolbox – integrating instruments for data collection, processing, analysis, visualization, and dissemination, with expertise in field deployment, training, and outreach.

In collaboration with LookBermuda, the Nonsuch Expeditions and the Department of Conservation Services, UCSD is extending this initiative into the areas of marine archeology whilst crossing over into natural history and conservation using Bermuda's shipwrecks and other significant underwater features as a testing ground / showcase.

Below are rough drafts of video outputs of early tests to digitize shipwrecks using photogrammetry: