Taking a Virtual Stroll Around the World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit with Peter Neill
Creating unparalleled access to the wonders of the Deep Sea!
On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Peter Neill to the show to talk about the new World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, a virtual aquarium launched in partnership between the World Ocean Observatory and the Schmidt Ocean Institute. THE DEEP SEA is an educational, interactive online platform for ocean exploration and discovery, utilizing high-resolution video, models, and descriptive materials of newly discovered deep-sea ocean species and environments observed during science expeditions. The DEEP SEA exhibit was designed to bring three-dimensional ocean literacy and marine science education to a worldwide audience of educators, students and individuals interested in the full spectrum of biodiversity and related value provided by the ocean–the largest, most essential natural system on earth. 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.
Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place of exchange for information and educational services about the health of the ocean. Throughout his career, Mr. Neill has contributed to organizations devoted to marine affairs, education, and culture.