17 Dec 2014

  We’re making great progress here in the Maldives as we continue to survey reefs around Lhaviyani atoll. Our 10-12 hour dive days are followed by nights of data processing and organizing. So far we have had quite surprising anecdotal results. As one would expect, we have found that…

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07 Dec 2014

On November 23, 2014, The Hydrous began an expedition to the Maldives to implement the first real-world application of our 3D coral modeling methodology. Our project’s goals are threefold: 1. Conduct a rigorous scientific experiment and gather baseline data of the reefs before the projected El Niño in early…

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02 Dec 2014

Pearl Harbor is an active harbor rich in history, and steeped in cultural significance. The site of the Japanese attack on the day that will “live in infamy,” December 7, 1941, the harbor is known for its role in involving the United States in World War II. The harbor is…

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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!