Monday, December 21, 2015 - 11:15
Atlantic Productions filming Sir David Attenborough on Research Beach at Heron Island Research Station

A new kind of interactive website will allow viewers to join David Attenborough as-live on an interactive journey across the Great Barrier Reef.  Follow animals as they travel across the reef, swipe and see how they see and hear, touch the screen and watch coral grow, see the weather and ocean currents change as they happen, explore high resolution scans of the reef to reveal its hidden history. Much of the footage was filmed at Heron Island.

David Attenborough and Atlantic Productions have teamed up with scientists and academic institutions from around the world to create David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey. Using immersive experiences, cutting-edge science and many compelling short films, David Attenborough will take you on a journey of exploration across the Great Barrier Reef on board a state of the art research vessel and a unique submersible.

From the team that brought you the award-winning apps NHM Alive! and Kingdom of Plants this experience will introduce the viewer to an alien, beautiful but threatened world.  

The site is freely accessible to the public and through it anyone is able to experience the reef through the eyes of one of the world’s greatest living naturalists.  Combining David Attenborough’s powerful storytelling with inventive interactive experiences, this online journey will educate and engage the user. With scientific contributions from renowned research institutions from across the world including the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cooke University and The University of Queensland, the user will discover the beautiful diversity on the reef and uncover the incredible research being done to decode it.  As users explore its history they also reveal its uncertain future.

David Attenborough commented: “In this unique online experience you will go on an interactive journey through this beautiful but threatened world, The Great Barrier Reef”

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