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A university for the real world

Virtual Reef

The Virtual Reef provides an immersive, simulated underwater experience that invites users to engage and learn about the Great Barrier Reef's unique ecosystem.

The Virtual Reef is a life-sized marine ecosystem expanding across two levels of the new Science and Engineering Centre. Multi-touch technologies enable the user to manipulate, intimately explore and interact with the reef world, specific behaviours and relationships.

Australia's leading marine science and interactive and visual design organisations, QUT and the Queensland Museum, bring knowledge and research of the underwater world to your fingertips through multi-touch screens and projectors.

Users will have the opportunity to go beyond the cinematic experience and interact with the marine world. Each interaction has associated content designed to complement the aims of the National Curriculum and provide an exploratory learning experience.

triangular play button icon Students experiencing The Cube interactive touchscreen [3:03 YouTube]