BUEI Opens “Living With The Ocean” Exhibit

June 24, 2015

Residents and visitors now have the opportunity to explore the world and its oceans with BUEI’s new “Living with the Ocean” exhibit which opened to the public this week.

This brand new exhibit, a joint venture between BUEI and XL Catlin, explores how we interact with our oceans. The highlight of the exhibit is the Google Earth Liquid Galaxy. This state-of-the art technology allows for an immersive Google Earth experience. Seven large interactive screens allow the visitor to explore our planet and “dive” beneath our oceans to visit coral reefs around the world.

Graham Pewter [XL Catlin], Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson, Premier Dunkley, Geoff Gardner [Chairman, BUEI], Minister Atherden, Chip Cunliffe [XL Catlin]

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Premier Michael Dunkley officially opened the exhibit on Monday evening at a private reception.

BUEI Chairman, Geoffrey Gardner say, “BUEI is very grateful to XL Catlin for donating the Liquid Galaxy technology and for helping to fund the ‘Living with the Ocean’ exhibit.

“The goal of the exhibit is to emphasize the importance of our oceans, and the Liquid Galaxy technology allows all visitors to experience the beauty that exists below the ocean’s surface. BUEI will be offering free guided tours for school groups. Classes based on the content of the new exhibit and a lecture series will run in conjunction with the ‘Living with the Ocean’ exhibit”.

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Graham Pewter, of XL Catlin, says, “In 2012 Catlin launched the Seaview Survey project, a global series of scientific expeditions to document the composition and health of coral reef systems. Seaview scientists dived on Bermuda’s reefs in 2013 and will return again this year.

“A vital part of the legacy of the Seaview Survey is building awareness in the community of the importance of our reefs to the Island. The ‘Living with the Ocean” exhibit is an important part of that strategy and we are delighted to have worked in partnership with BUEI in bringing this exciting, interactive exhibit to Bermuda.”

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All students, camps and schools can receive free tours of the new exhibit as well as other exhibits at BUEI. These tours must be arranged in advance by calling 294-0206 or emailing genassoc@buei.org.

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BUEI is a non-profit organization founded in 1997. BUEI’s mission is “To advance the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the ocean and to encourage the protection and preservation of the marine environment”. BUEI is open 10am-5pm, 7 days a week, 364 days a year [last admission at 4pm]. For more information call 292-7219 or visit www.buei.org.

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  1. Gabbs says:

    Very Nice