NOAA launches Sanctuaries 360° VR videos

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NOAA launches Sanctuaries 360° VR videos

June 16, 2020 - 21:22

Press Release

In celebration of World Ocean Month, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries last week launched Sanctuaries 360°, a collection of immersive underwater experiences in America's ocean parks. 

Sanctuaries 360° uses virtual reality (VR) video to immerse viewers worldwide in the waters of four national marine sanctuaries -- Channel Islands (California), Thunder Bay (Michigan), Florida Keys and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale. Filmed using industry-leading 360° underwater and land-based camera systems, these videos can be viewed on VR headsets, phones, tablets, and computer screens, empowering you to visit these underwater parks anytime, anywhere. 
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries protects some of the most pristine and remote marine ecosystems in the world. Whether you live on a coast or in a community far from the shore, we invite you to explore the blue. No scuba mask required!

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