Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Virtual Nature

Aug 12, 2015

This video shows how NIOZ combines ecological models with 3D computer graphics techniques to generate natural virtual worlds. This technique can be used to reveal natural ecosystems that are normally hidden from view, such as mussels beds underwater, to show their hidden beauty and high biodiverisity.

The technique can also be used to visualise the possible outcome of ecosystem management scenarios, which can be helpful for managers and the general public to choose the right management option.