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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11 Apr 2014
Palau's amazing biodiversity

My two weeks in Palau have come to an end. Palau’s hospitable people and underwater wonders have surpassed all expectations. I end my trip with a Bolbometopon muricatum (humphead parrotfish) spawning dive with Sam’s Dive shop at 6 in the morning. As the sun rose, highways of parrotfish swirled around…

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24 Mar 2014
Mastigias papua etpisoni

This post is dedicated to the ~13 million  jellyfish that inhabit Palau’s world famous Jellyfish Lake. Watch the video in full screen for maximum euphoria! Ongeim’l Tketau (OTM), also known as Jellyfish Lake, is a 30 m deep basin filled with seawater indirectly connected by cracks and crevices to…

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23 Feb 2014
Communicating Science Beautifully

It’s been a while since the last update so this post is going to be meaty. As the science continues, the dives become more epic. Yesterday I joined the “Mala-crawl”,  a kayak bar crawl on the island of Malakal. Along with the amazing vistas and company, I photo-captured some…

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18 Feb 2014
Amazing coral cover

Today Julia Mason and I began preliminary tests of capturing coral heads for 3D models. Palau has an overwhelming amount of coral cover. My head ached after the day was over from my mind being blown each time I entered the water.   Internets are very slow here, so…

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16 Feb 2014
Blue Corner

After a light 35 hour day of flying, I arrive at Palau’s airport in Koror at 2am. 830am-Time to dive! I met my good friend and former Kalaupapa intern, Julia Mason, for a day of scuba diving at some of Palau’s iconic dive sites- We visited the Blue Corner,…

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14 Feb 2014

First legs of the trip: Kalaupapa > Honolulu > Taiwan Taipei’s airport is great. A plethora of strange and exotic stores, a free movie theater, gaming lounge, dozens of quiet and cozy couch nooks, free wifi everywhere, and a food court that actually has good food! Although people still…

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