An interactive VR simulation: life of an endangered coral reef
The master's project "VR CoralReef" creates a Virtual Reality environment in a coral reef in the Indo-Pacific region, based on scientific work of the ZMT (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research).
Users are able dive into the simulation using a Head Mounted Display (HMD) allowing them to expierience the Reef first-hand and intuitively. The environment achieves even more immersion due to a realistic display of domestic wildlife. The goal of "VR CoralReef" is to draw attention to the acute threat coral reefs of our earth are facing, by simulating growth and perish of a virtual reef depending on shifting environmental parameters.