Virtual Reality Resources

VR Creators

  • Thinglink—Create unique experiences with interactive images, videos & 360° media.
  • Google Tour Creator—Tour Creator makes it easy to build immersive, 360° tours right from your computer.
  • Online Voice Recorder—Our Voice Recorder is a convenient and simple online tool that can be used right in your browser. It allows you to record your voice using a microphone and save it as an mp3 file.

VR Hardware

  • Oculus Quest—all-in-one gaming headset.
  • HTC ViveVirtual Reality System
  • Google Expeditions—Introduce your students to a new way of learning with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Download the Expeditions app to get started.
  • MergeCube—Hold and interact with virtual objects.

Virtual Dives

Models & Visualizations

  • Sketchfab 3D Models
    • MBARI—MBARI’s mission is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology.
    • Hydrous Corals—The mission of the Hydrous is to create ‘open access oceans’ so that all people may explore, understand, and engage with marine environments, which are severely threatened by climate change and human impacts.
    • Digital Life 3D Animals—We are a non-profit group creating high-quality, accurate 3D models of life on earth for science, conservation and education.
    • University of Dundee Museum Collections—The University has over 30,000 historic artifacts, artworks and specimens acquired during the 134 years of the institution’s existence.
  • Interactive globe of ancient Earth—This map created by Ian Webster can show you how the earth under your current address changed over the course of some 750 million years.

Other Resources


Data repository
Data policy
Deep-Sea Guide
What is happening in Monterey Bay today?
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
Chemical data
Ocean float data
Slough data
Mooring ISUS measurements
Southern Ocean Data
Mooring data
M1 Mooring Summary Data
M1 Asimet
M1 download Info
M1 EMeter
Molecular and genomics data
ESP Web Portal
Seafloor mapping
Soundscape Listening Room
Upper ocean data
Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System (STOQS) Data
Image gallery
Video library
Creature feature
Deep-sea wallpapers
Previous seminars
David Packard Distinguished Lecturers
Research software
Video Annotation and Reference System
System overview
Data Use Policy
Video Tape User Guide
Video File User Guide
Annotation Glossary
Query Interface
Basic User Guide
Advanced User Guide
Query Glossary
VARS publications
VARS datasets used in publications
Oceanographic Decision Support System
MB-System seafloor mapping software
How to download and install MB-System
MB-System Documentation
MB-System Announcements
MB-System Announcements (Archive)
MB-System FAQ
MB-System Discussion Lists
MB-System YouTube Tutorials
Matlab scripts: Linear regressions
Introduction to Model I and Model II linear regressions
A brief history of Model II regression analysis
Index of downloadable files
Summary of modifications
Regression rules of thumb
Results for Model I and Model II regressions
Graphs of the Model I and Model II regressions
Which regression: Model I or Model II?
Matlab scripts: Oceanographic calculations
Matlab scripts: Sound velocity
Visual Basic for Excel: Oceanographic calculations
Educational resources
Navigating STEM careers
MBARI Summer Internship Program
2017 Summer Interns Blog
Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
EARTH workshops
2016—New Brunswick, NJ
2015—Newport, Oregon
2016 Satellite workshop—Pensacola, FL
2016 Satellite workshop—Beaufort, NC
EARTH resources
EARTH lesson plans
Lesson plans—published
Lesson plans—development
Lesson drafts—2015
Lesson drafts—2016 Pensacola
Adopt-A-Float Program
Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) Science Kits
Science at home: Curriculum and resources
Sample archive
SciComm Resources