Coral-Truck. What is it?
Science Centre Coral-Truck is new form a human-nature communication. It’s mobile and compact, based on cutting edge technology and green. Studying marine biology is much more fun now.
Why marine biology?
Ocean is home for many amazing animals. Also, it’s the last unexplored area on our planet. But if you live in city, away from nature, you just don’t see it all. We love ocean and we want to share our passion to marine biology with other people.
What are our goals?
We want to make underwater world more accessible to everybody. Coral reefs for ocean are like oasises in the desert. Hundreds thouthend of live organisms live there together on a small area. Life of coral reef is vivid and bright. Unfortunately, coral reefs are on the edge of being distinct. Global climat change and human activity put this ecosystem on under hazard of dying. We’d like to keep it alive. This is main goal of this project.
Unique underwater video and interactive technology
We use modern technologies and 3D effect to create a spectacular science show. People there are active participants of the process. We used just “green” eco-friendly technologies to build Coral-Truck. We are proud of our underwater 3D video, which was filmed for the project specifically. Another part of the exhibition is “Water Lab”, where our visitors get familiar with chemistry and physics of water.
The whole exhibition is placed inside a 13 meters long truck. This allows us to change locations very quickly.
As opposed to traditional oceanariums, no one animal is hold in captivity in Coral-Truck.
Who are Coral-Truck target audience?
We welcome everybody in Coral-Truck: schoolkids, students, families.
What else do we do to protect coral reef?
We believe, that education is very important, but not enough. Action is needed. Coral reef is dying. Great Barier Reef is already dead on ¾. 3D video we make for the project keeps important visual information about how healthy coral reef looks like. In future, when groundbreaking technologies will come up, scientists can use this information to recreate this important ecosystem. In other terms, we create visual passport of coral reef ecosystem.