In celebration of the International Year of the Reef 2018, the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the award-winning film company “The Jetlagged” have now published a 360° film that was shot on a tropical coral reef.
The film is part of a research project designed by two social scientists based at the ZMT, Dr. Katie Nelson and Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter. With the use of a VR headset viewers are able to take a virtual dive through the coral triangle.
Dubbed with different text and used in combination with other media, Dr. Nelson and Prof Schlüter aim to test participants willingness to donate to a coral conservation project after participating on this virtual dive.
ZMT will show the film with matching VR equipment on September 22 and 23 at the research mile during Maritime Week at Bremen’s Weserpromenade. The film will also be presented at the Our Ocean International Conference on Marine Conservation in Bali in October.