To celebrate World Oceans Day on Wednesday 8 June, the Global Change Institute will provide Google Cardboard goggles in the GCI Atrium from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm for UQ staff, students and visitors to experience a virtual dive.
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality platform, which enables people to dive coral reefs across the globe using a smartphone.
The vision has been captured by GCI researchers for the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. Through the project, researchers have developed a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs in high-resolution, 360-degree vision. The imagery enables change to be clearly monitored over time and will help scientists and policy makers to see and understand the issues facing reefs. It is this stereoscopic underwater imagery that will enable people to venture into rarely seen underwater worlds.
No need to register - just come along and dive in!