V irtual technologies
The objective of the NERV Initiative is to develop and utilise virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies in education and R&D for the emerging NewSpace industry in Scotland and beyond. In addition to these practical aims, it functions as a think-tank and intelligence service in support of technological and societal change facilitated by the NewSpace industry. One of the applications of this is planetary defence, where the ultimate aim of the NERV Initiative is nothing less than the long-term survival of human civilisation in the universe!
We regularly take part in planetary defence simulations such as the Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario at the annual Planetary Defence Conference. The 2021 edition can be found here: