The Sea Level Check app combines scientific projections with augmented reality and live video to show how future sea levels may impact us on a personal or community level. The sea level rise projections are based on the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s 2017 Forth National Climate Assessment. These projections are commonly used for science and coastal area infrastructure planning. Tide and elevation data are retrieved from NOAA and USGS in real-time to calculate any projected sea level rise at the current location. The experience can be captured and shared in a video loop.
I designed and implemented this iOS app as co-founder of Studio Resilience. We explore visually powerful and viral forms of citizen science using augmented reality. Our mission is to marry science with design in order to make data feel immediate, tangible, and actionable, inspiring people to participate in the creation and sharing of insights.