CCI research associate, alumnus lead development of World Ocean Explorer Deep Sea Exhibit

The World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries, has been launched by the World Ocean Observatory and Schmidt Ocean Institute.

The virtual aquarium allows users to explore deep-sea ecosystems that cannot be observed in a traditional aquarium setting, such as hydrothermal vents, whale falls and interactions with 3D models of newly discovered species. 

The project was envisioned by Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory and a University of Maine Climate Change Institute research associate, and produced by CCI alumnus Bjorn Grigholm. 

More information is on the CCI website.