Richard Vevers, Project Director of the Catlin Seaview Survey, was invited to San Francisco last week to speak at Google I/O. For those of you who haven't heard of it before, I/O is Google's annual developer-focused conference - it is a hot ticket event for those in the web development and tech fields. Richard gave a joint address with Jennifer Austin-Fowlkes (Google Ocean Program Manager) and spoke about how Catlin Seaview Survey's partnership with Google helped people all over the world take a virtual dive in 2012. While the 360-degree images captured by the Catlin Seaview Survey are already being shown on innovative Google platforms including G+, Photospheres and Google Maps, Vevers challenged developers to find new ways to share our imagery with the world.
Another new and incredibly immersive way to view our 360-degree frames can be seen in the image above, Google arranged for a 20 foot wide dome to be erected as a part of the I/O conference and projected some of our images here. Here you can see a very, very large Potato Cod dwarfing the audience inside the dome at Google I/O.