Such a visually stunning story with a very important educational angle about the ocean by Sly Lee and the 501 (c)3 non-profit organization The Hydrous. The Hydrous do what they proclaim by “communicating science beautifully.” They were recently in the Maldives in December 2015 and generated highly detailed 3D textured models of corals using Autodesk Memento to study changes occurring in our oceans.
Here is one of the 3D coral models generated from photos in Autodesk Memento.
Check out “The Hydrous Maldives 2015 Expedition ” by The Hydrous on Vimeo
“In December 2015, The Hydrous returned to the Maldives to conduct their follow up expedition after the 2015 El Niño. But this time, we invited technologists, scientists, photographers, engineers, designers, and local conservationists and citizen scientists to join.
In 10 days, participants learned about coral reefs, exponential technologies like 3D modeling, conducted wide scale fish surveys, 3D captured reefs, and brainstormed and developed an island ambassador program with local youth in just a few days!”