The Hydrous team creates high resolution digital models of corals for research and visualization. Using just a camera and software, we non-invasively model a living coral underwater and produce accurate and interactive 3D models.
In collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., we have been digitizing collections to bring back-of-house treasures to the masses.
The Hydrous is experimenting with reality capture at larger scales, including reef swaths (video below is an area of 10m x 10m) and entire islands, as seen in the video below (Pineapple Island, Maldives). Coupled with traditional data, we are able to tell a richer story of change to organisms and ecosystems over time.