While the pollution issue is a major concern and the scientific community addresses the data, no one has taken the initiative to predictively model the future using the information collected and collated from around the globe. While this is a hard task and there isn’t a significant amount of data, based on what we can get, there should be a fair and reasonable assessment of what things will look like at various times over the next decade or two. The Clean Seas project, and Turn the Tide on Plastic Volvo Ocean community have collected data from off the Volvo Ocean boats, and we now have this data, and will use it constructively to model the future and what the oceans will look like in the next 10, 20- and 30-year’s time, hopefully, if we keep tracking the way we are now.
Changing the information into recognizable data streams, and then converting that into a modeled landscape is no easy feat. From our experience doing this kind of modeling we estimate at least a 120-day turnaround just to create the shell, and sub-terrain forms. The total for the project could be up 6 months in total to create effectively and with enough impact to show the world what our oceans will be like in the next few decades.
PART TWO: Virtual Reality – Educational Series
Once the 3D animation is produced and the predictive modelling created, this is converted into a virtual set, or VR so that the viewer can put on the glasses and see the outcomes if we don’t change our perception of plastics. This will be the catalyst for change. Virtual Reality is the new avenue for education, and actually being part of it in an immersive experience, will be just what people need.
At the same time, and from a documentary POV, our job now is to share this information with celebrities, politicians, and prominent business people to gauge their reaction, and solutions that they may offer. The documented outcomes from these meetings, fuels our next developmental stage. Using Facebook View as a platform for ongoing series, and cinema as a release mechanism to start it off, or possibly a Free to Air, or Pay Per View series to be distributed globally.