Immotion joined fellow experts for a deep dive into the world of sharks for the Explorer Club’s World’s Oceans Week (7th-13th June).
Hosted by 2011 National Geographic Explorer of the Year Dr. Kenny Broad, the virtual “Shark Night” event delved into how science and technology can shape the future of shark conservation.
“Shark Night” aired on June 13th and concluded with a showing of Immotion’s VR experience: Shark Dive.
Adam Ravetch, Emmy Award Winning Underwater Cinematographer and Ken Musen, Immotion’s Creative Director, provided a Zoom introduction to Shark Dive, which sheds a revealing light on the personality and habits of the tiger shark. The VR experience allows people to get closer to them than ever before and understand their strategic place as an apex predator in a fragile ecosystem.
The experts involved in Shark Night (“SHARKS: Innovations in science and a shift in conservation culture”) were as follows:
• Hosted by Dr. Kenny Broad, 2011 NatGeo Explorer of the Year, Environmental Anthropologist
• Wendy Benchley, Renowned Global Voice for Protecting Sharks & Ocean Conservation
• Dr. Barbara Block, Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Professor of Biology in Marine Sciences at the Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station, and co-director of Stanford University’s Tuna Research and Conservation Center, with the Monterey Bay Aquarium
• Dr. Camrin Braun, Biological Oceanographer, Assistant Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Rolex Grantee 2017
• Ms. Jaida Elcock, Graduate Student, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
• Dr. Austin Gallagher, CEO & Chief Scientist of Beneath the Waves
• Dr. David Sims, Senior Research Fellow, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK & Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Southampton, UK
Further details can be found here: https://explorers.org/events/detail/world-oceans-week-2020-sharks-day