One of the highlights came when b<>com’s teams had the honor to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 15. This visit was a chance to give them a presentation on b<>com and The Virtual Arctic Expedition, developed in partnership with Oceanopolis, which was being demoed at the French Corner.
The Virtual Arctic Expedition is a unique virtual reality platform that combines a set of technologies to help users feel comfortable and immersed. It was developed with the Brest aquarium Océanopolis around fun and educational content to teach people about the beauty and frailty of the marine ecosystem. This experience plunges four participants at once 20m deep and encourages them to discover the environment's vulnerability. It's also a trip through time from 1950 to 2100, showing the risks related to climate change. This forecast has been created in cooperation with globally recognized scientists for a realistic, interactive and immersive result like none other.