is a VR 3D 360º film co-developed by the Hydrous
and Horizon Productions and launched on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Go headset on the World Oceans Day on June 8th, 2019.
The film aims to raise awareness of coral reefs and the threat they face due to rising ocean temperatures. The film takes you on a virtual dive on coral reefs, guided by marine biologist and Hydrous CEO Dr. Erika Woolsey. The immersive nature of VR helps to connect you to the underwater world and encourages to understand life below the surface. As Woolsey said, “How can we protect what we don’t see or think about?”
Be Earth #13
will take you on an immersive experience set in the Amazon rainforest in the aftermath of wildfires. The experience invites you to learn more about climate change and to “take action and personal responsibility to help end global warming”.
The project was developed by XR Impact, funded by Sida and Facebook, and made in collaboration with the United Nations and climate experts, researchers, and artists. The title ‘Be Earth #13’ refers to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, the thirteenth of which deals with climate action.