Under the name of PANDORINA, we started to develop computer tools that ease and assist microscopic examinations, including the enumeration of algae, data entry, and provide the most precise biovolume and surface area calculations to date. The current home page summarises the result of several years spent in developing our tools, now shared openly with the community of scientists and practitioners.


The most innovative achievement of PANDORINA was the development of accurate volume and surface area calculations for microalgae based on real-like 3D mesh objects.


Besides the accurate measurements, our 3D objects enable us to visualise microalgae in a fully photorealistic way.
Further developments will include the visualisation of the entire inner structures of specimens,
which will ease further the identification of taxa.


Digital archive of microalgae

Our aim is that using the original species descriptions, drawings and microphotographs we can create the 3D image of each microalgal morphospecies.

Species identification guides

Our newly developed computer tools combined with 3D images of microalgae will help the user identify the species.

Movie and game

We plan to produce 3D educational films, visual aids and interactive games.