Immerse Yourself in West Palm Beach’s Virtual Reality (VR) Experience: Visualizing Sea Level Rise in West Palm Beach
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE: VISUALIZING SEA LEVEL RISE IN WEST PALM BEACH
October 2022 – April 2023
FREE – Times and locations below
Picture public parks flooding and adapting in our immersive, 10-minute VR experience. After the interaction, participants contributed to a research study investigating virtual reality and sea-level rise.
Contact the scientists John Renne, Ph.D., or Serena Hoermann, at [email protected] at the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions.
Download the SLR Explorer West Palm Beach to your Oculus device
Or play our 360-degree video. When the narrator says, “Take a look around,” use your mouse, touch pad, or touch screen to “drag” or navigate in all directions.
When and Where – the VR Experience
|October 29||9 am – 1 pm||WPB GreenMarket|
|November 5||9 am – 3 pm||Lagoonfest|
|November 8, 9, 12||1 pm – 4:30 pm||Mandel Public Library/Urban Living Room|
|November 9||6 pm – 8 pm||Meet the Chief at Boys & Girls Club|
|November 11||7 pm||Screen on the Green|
|November 15||Poster session||Lake Worth Lagoon Science Symposium|
|November 19, 21||11 am—2 pm||Cox Science Center|
|December 8-9||9 am – 4 pm||Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit|
|December 10||10 am – 12 pm||FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center|
|January 7||10 am – 12 pm||NCON General Meeting at Manatee Lagoon|
|January 19, 20 ,21||1 pm – 4:30 pm||Mandel Public Library/Urban Living Room|
|January 27||6 pm – 9 pm||Norton Museum of Art/Art After Dark|
|February 7, 9, 15||5:30 pm – 8:30 pm||PBC Office of Resilience Community Outreach Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Belle Glade|
|April 1||10:00 am – 4:00 pm||e4 LIFE: Green, Health & Wellness Expo|
|April 14||10:00 am – 2:00 pm||FAU Science Fest|
About the experience
During the study, our team assisted with the virtual reality googles and interacting with the immersive, 10-minute VR experience. Participants could see public parks flooding and solutions that can protect parks in West Palm Beach. After the interaction, participants had the option to be included in a research study by completing a survey investigating virtual reality and sea-level rise. Participants’ input is meant to guide the Mayor and City Commission in making important decisions for the future.
Enjoy the trailers below and the 8-minute 360 version at the top of this page.
Contact [email protected] or 561-297-4279 and learn more about CUES research on virtual reality and sea-level rise at the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions.
Learn more about the results of this research by signing up for email updates.
This project, developed by Florida Atlantic University in partnership with Virtual Planet Technologies, was made possible by a grant to the City of West Palm Beach from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.