Internship for Students

Showcase Mars 2020

3D landscape videos & immersive geologic story telling


Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z 3D Vision, in collaboration with the Mars 2020 Science Team

FEMtech-Praktikum in der Forschungsgruppe Bildanalyse und Messsysteme



To produce a video using a 3D visualization asset (PRo3D) that immersively documents the trajectory of the Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance and its companion Ingenuity.  See a Simple Example, to be expanded over the Perseverance Rover’s trajectory (~3km) combining various 3D data products distributed over the full operational site.



In cooperation with geologists you collect existing satellite 3D models and 3D models generated from the Mastcam-Z instrument, overlay them on top of each other, identify multi-scale virtual trajectories, add existing geologic annotations and prepare, conduct and validate the offline rendering of videos.  You will maintain the existing data elements in their spatial distribution in a suitable form, and help develop an interface for maintenance of huge amounts of geolocated textured point clouds prepared for interfacing to PRo3D.



  • Computer graphics background and/or video production skills
  • Information technology / multimedia application skills
  • Beneficial: Planetary science / geology
  • Basic Python skills
  • Beneficial: Study in communication and media

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Subject: DIGITAL Internship Mars 2020
Contact person: Gerhard Paar



We would like to point out that any expenses incurred in connection with your application - such as travel expenses, daily allowances or overnight stays - will not be reimbursed.

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