Interactive Topographic Modeling System

Developed by a team led by Oliver Kreylos at UC Davis, the Augmented Reality Sandbox is an incredible interactive system for learning about topographic mapping, the effect of sea level rise, storm surge, and  tsunamis on coastal environments, and other water-related processes. We have a permanent one in our office that all students get to use during their visit to Woods Hole. We have also built a portable one that can be loaned to schools for use in their own classrooms. We are in the process of developing a library of lesson plans for middle and high school classes.

We have also built several systems for schools and other educational organizations. Please contact us if you are interested in learning about this program. We recently built a model of downtown Boston to show the effects of sea level rise and storm surge. We presented this at the COPRI sea level conference in Boston.