06 Oct 2014

Yasmeen Smalley is joining The Hydro.us as it’s new social media Guru and underwater photographer. She specializes in telling environmental stories visually, and uses social media to spread awareness about marine issues. She recently worked with the National Park Service as their 2014 Our-World Underwater Scholarship Society intern, where…

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20 Aug 2014

We have recently pioneered a method to create ultra high resolution 3D models of corals for novel scientific and visualization tools. Using nothing more than a camera and 3D software, we can produce an accurate, interactive 3D model that doesn’t require any specialized 3D viewing software. Furthermore we have…

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12 Aug 2014

    Our entry for the National Geographic Expedition project is on the front page as the Dos Equis “Most Interesting”. I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I drink it for science! Fingers crossed http://expeditiongranted.nationalgeographic.com/

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10 Aug 2014

Scientists have long been caricatured as pocket protector wearing, anti-social, lab-coated 4-eyes. Those days are numbered. The scientific visualization revolution is burgeoning, as scientists and artists are coming together to produce stunning illustrations and experiences using their unique talents. Here is a great recent example from the TED stage:…

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04 Aug 2014

We have entered the National Geographic Expedition + Granted contest!   http://expeditiongranted.nationalgeographic.com/project/the-future-of-coral-reefs-high-resolution-interact/

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01 Aug 2014
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Today we visited Dr. Ruth Gate’s laboratory at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island, more famously know for being in the opening shots of the TV show, Gilligan’s Island. The island boasts an impressive complex of laboratory and office space, hosting more that 30 professors/ research…

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20 Jul 2014

We have filed for a 501(c)3 non profit status! We are excited for the great projects and collaborations to come!

 

15 Jul 2014

Recently we were featured in the Pacific Island National Park blog, which is sent out to parks across the Pacific! http://pacificislandparks.com/2014/07/15/seafloor-in-3d-new-technology/

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03 Jul 2014

We are incredibly honored and inspired to have been included in this TEDx talk by Autodesk‘s Tatjana Dzambazova! The entire talk can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pifbN446lQc#t=628The Hydrous work mentioned at 10:28. .

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26 Jun 2014

This week we ramped up our efforts and conducted a project further investigating Autodesk’s software, ReCap, and its viability to make high resolution 3D coral models (The more accurate technical term is 3D textured geometry).  We are very interested in the novel ability to measure coral surface area. Our…

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