Friday, 07 September 2018 07:39

Guests at Global Fishery Forum can dive deep into the ocean in a virtual bathyscaphe

VR expThe Seafood Expo that will be held during the 2nd Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg, will debut intelligent multimedia equipment created specifically for the event by leading Russian media content developers.

At the entrance area to the Expo, guests will be able to take an interactive tour of leading enterprises in the Russian industry. Three large screens will display figures and infographics about the history, achievements, and prospects of the South Kuril Fish Factory, the Vostok 1 Collective Fishery Farm, the Karelian Fishing Fleet, and Russian Fishery Company. The video presentations will be accompanied by trained specialists who will provide extensive details about the companies’ production capacities, vessels, and fish products.

The same zone will feature the Expo’s central multimedia attraction – an interactive tunnel in which visitors find themselves in an underwater world where they can see its inhabitants reacting to their movements. This effect comes from special sensors installed on a modern multimedia grid that transmits high quality images. An infographic will also be broadcast in the tunnel about the Karelian fishing fleet and the oldest Russian fishing industry enterprise –Ozernovsk Fish Cannery No. 55, which this year is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

The Vostok 1 Collective Fishery Farm booth will offer guests an opportunity to take a trip into virtual reality. Using modern audio-visual technology, visitors will find themselves plunging deep into the ocean inside a bathyscaphe – a journey that can also be viewed on a big screen.

Representatives of fishing industry science will also use multimedia technologies and equipment that create a virtual reality environment in their expositions. The Russian Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (VNIRO) will give an interactive 3D presentation titled 12 Centuries of Fishing in Russia. Using special VR-glasses, guests will be able to visit a future exhibition, learn more about exhibits, watch videos, and listen to an audio guide.

The 12 Centuries of Fishing in Russia presentation, which was created with the support of the Federal Agency for Fisheries, is an interactive multimedia exposition that consists of sections that are split up by historical and thematic periods and united by a single storyline. Visitors will take a trip from the start of fishing way back in the times of Rus to the present day and learn about its significance for the development of the country and its people, fishing and processing technology methods, historical and contemporary figures, and prospects in the 21st century.