Welcome to the Project STRATUS website!
Our view is that connecting with emergent digital technologies and changing digital literacies is key to re-energising our towns, villages and communities. Stratus will use disruptive VR technologies to enable exploration of the Past, Present and Future, maximising societal benefits from natural and cultural heritage.
In the Stratus project we will use VR to enhance visitor experiences, help direct the flows of visitors to tourist sites and inform policy. We will push the limits of VR today with the goal of enabling its potential to be realised in the future. We will develop VR solutions that enhance and integrate exploration of cultural and natural heritage. This will bring together real-world media (aerial, 360, 3Dand stereoscopic) with virtual world media enabling new perspectives on natural and cultural heritage to enrich onsite experiences and inform digital narratives.
We will design collaborative heritage VR where multiple users can communicate within the same Virtual Environment, mixing collaborative onsite and offsite participants and using VR to connect together cultural and natural heritage sites both enhancing experience and managing flows of visitors along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our main focus for this part of the project is creating an interactive VR experience for the Downpatrick Head site situated in the coastal town of Ballycastle in County Mayo, Ireland. Keep an eye out here for more details!