The Hydrous is actively looking for partnership and funding opportunities for our projects to help distribute and scale.

 

Digitizing Corals from the Smithsonian Collection

The Hydrous has been collaborating with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Digitization Program Office to digitize specimens from the Smithsonian’s collection. The purpose of this project is to make ecosystems and the collection more available to the public. Here is a sneak peak at the first 3D coral model to help celebrate International Year of the Reef. A large group of additional models will be released later this year.

View the digital model in the Autodesk Play platform here. To download the .obj file, go here and click on the "i" in the top right hand corner of the thumbnail.


Virtual Reality/ 360 Film

The Hydrous is creating an immersive film to share coral reef environments using frontier technologies. This project is designed to generate awareness, scientific understanding, and empowerment to protect these beautiful and threatened places. We plan to share it at film festivals, on online platforms, and through Hydrous educational programs. 

 The Hydrous team travelled to Palau in February 2018 to capture 360 film using the  VRTUL2  underwater camera. This project is currently in post-production. 

The Hydrous team travelled to Palau in February 2018 to capture 360 film using the VRTUL2 underwater camera. This project is currently in post-production. 


Interactive Virtual Reality with Horizon Productions

With support from Lenovo, Horizon Productions created an immersive, interactive experience where the viewer can discover a reef,  learn about Hydrous work, view and interact with marine life such as corals, turtles and sharks, and even collect their own photographs as they explore. 


The Hydrous uses frontier technologies for ocean understanding and exploration. Our photogrammetry creates 3D models used for research and education, while our 360 immersive projects recreate underwater experiences. Learn more below. 

PhoTOGRAMMETRY

360 Immersion