NOAA's Virtual World & Virtual Alaska

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An overview of the Virtual Alaska project created as part of NOAA's virtual worlds program in cooperation with Aimee Weber Studios.
A crab trawler simulation was created and training provided to various organizations in Alaska to assist in their entrance to using virtual worlds in the classroom.
Finally other government virtual world activities were briefly covered.

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NOAA's Virtual World & Virtual Alaska

  1. 1. 3-D Visualizations Social Interaction Global Audience • Immersive • Communication • Scalable storytelling • Collaboration experiences • Bringing NOAA’s • Community • Untapped data and market research to life
  2. 2. http://www.noaa.gov/
  3. 3. Virtual glacier Welcome area Drunken forest and lecture hall and “Deadliest Catch”
  4. 4. http://sled-ak.ning.com/
  5. 5. Touch walk and fly through learning exercises mirrored on both the Internet and virtual worlds.
  6. 6. What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between the “virtual” and “real?”
  7. 7. Fire Threats & Extreme Winter Coral Prediction Wetlands Heat Storms Sanctuaries Hydrothermal Vents Volcano Hurricanes & Tornados Land Ocean Plate Tectonics Severe Weather Ecosystems Ecosystems Air Quality Costal & Solar Flares Earthquakes Fisheries Satellite Ground Airport & Management Station & Space Spaceport Tides, Tsunami, Weather Forecasting Office, Weather Radio, Floods Emergency Beacons Data River Marine Buoys Visualization, Forecasts Predictions Modeling, SOS & Recreation Observing Hydrologic Tidal Stations Systems Cycle Conference Center Ocean Currents, Ozone Hole El Nino Current Events Charting Red Tide Glacier, the Arctic & Costal Okeanos & SCUBA Climate Restoration Deep Sea Change Data Exploration Oil Spill Titanic Icebergs Collection Site
  8. 8. Questions? virtual.worlds@noaa.gov

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