Ocean 3D Selected For UK Government Smart Cities Trade Mission To Sao Paulo, Brazil
"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...."
More than 85% of Brazil’s population live in urban areas. The country has 17 cities with over 1 million inhabitants. Sao Paulo is the largest megalopolis in South America with over 16 million people (O3D - Compare this to London with a ‘mere’ 8.9 Million people!). Source
"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...." UK Gov. Department of International Trade
This Smart Cities business development mission will focus on building partnerships and increase British companies’ knowledge about the Brazilian market needs. It will also better position UK's participants to develop collaborative arrangements with potential Brazilian partners and buyers, enabling them to pursue local business opportunities within selected cities in the Future Cities Programme and further afield.”
Companies invited to attend were ranked and selected by a board of specialists and the Future Cities Programme team in Brazil, who considered the following criteria:
• Readiness for technology implementation in Brazil
• Innovation level and applicability of solution in the local market
• Solution alignment with the priority areas of the Future Cities Programme
• Commercial development plan for Brazil
• Social and economic impact of the proposed technology
Chris Wood, Ocean 3D Director said “It is an incredible honour to be picked from such a huge and fiercely competitive group of UK based companies in the future tech business, especially hailing from the far South West of Cornwall”…”To have the opportunity to represent some of the Best of British engineering, technology, business and ideas in the largest city in South America with one of the most diverse groups of needs is awe inspiring. We were only notified on Friday that we had been selected and the event is at the end of March so, to attend, we are going to have to do some serious diary juggling as well as look to our academic and business mentor partners to help with logistics and flights etc.”
'Our Beautiful Babe' - Explore And Learn About The Last WW2 Lancaster Bomber In The World To Be Rebuilt
The Avro Lancaster bomber was an iconic British aircraft of World War Two along with the Supermarine Spitfire. In a quiet corner of a Cornish Airfield, 'Our Beautiful Babe' is being lovingly restored making her the last in the world to be rebuilt. This 360 VR tour and fun activity doesn't need a headset to be enjoyed but you can explore and learn more about the aircraft and the brave people who served in her and thousands like her. Please feel free to share our tour widely with friends and family. Enjoy!
Welcome to ‘Our Beautiful Babe’, the last RAF/ RCAF Avro Lancaster to be restored in the world.
You can just explore this iconic plane in The earliest stage of her restoration or, you can take our fun activity/ quiz with most of the answers being hidden within the tour on our information points.
This activity is aimed at a range of people/ ages and not all content/ questions may be considered appropriate for everyone. Please use your own discretion.
Q1. How many Lancasters were built during WW2?
Q2. Find the planes number
Q3. Using the measuring tool and Google
(the ruler icon in the bottom left of the tour), measure the length and width of the fuselage (plane). Is it longer than your local bus? How much wider is your local bus?
Q4. What famous wartime operation did Lancaster bombers take part in that was later turned into a film?
Q5. What was that operation called?
Q5. Find out the name of the leader of that operation.
Q6. Draw a picture of that operation
Q7. What was the largest bomb carried by a Lancaster?
Q8. What was that bomb called?
Q9. How many brave servicemen didn’t come back from their missions?
Q10. Write a poem about people affected by War
Q11. Discuss how wars could be prevented in future and why some wars can’t.
Q12. Challenge your friends to the quiz and compare scores.
Q13. Write your own quiz/ activity using this 360 tour or, another on in our Gallery
with us. We’ll publish the best.
Thank you for taking our quiz/ activity. If you’ve enjoyed it, please share it with your friends/ family/ on social media or, write us a review on Google
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3 Ways Your Business, Educational Facility Or NHS Trust Can Use VR Tours To Help Their Customers, Colleagues, Students And Patients.
Return to work - There has been a 335% increase in the search term "return to work" since the beginning of March. We are helping some of our clients who want to use their interactive tours to embed training and induction videos and .PDF information sheet downloads to ensure their colleagues arrive back fully up to speed on the latest procedures, familiarised with layouts and up-to-date information, in a low-cost, safe and highly engaging way.
Your location is unique, the people you work with and serve are unique, the challenges we all face however, are very similar. Here are three simple, low-cost ideas to use VR to overcome challenges, increase business and help our global community.
"Getting ready to spend time outside - As the weather continues to improve, we’ve seen search behaviour change with consumers readying themselves for spending more time outdoors." (Source -2) As travel and socialising restrictions begin to lift around the world, the tourism and hospitality industry can utilise VR* to maintain interest from existing customers and generate new business with immersive, engaging content. "How quickly can you find the hidden offer code in our VR tour?"
"Over 1 in 3 consumers have started using a new brand as a result of the innovative or compassionate way they’ve responded to the pandemic" (Source 1) Our VR tours don't require a headset and can be experienced on any smart device or desktop. For families with young 'active' children and people with hidden disabilities or conditions such as autism, continence or dementia, an interactive Ocean 3D tour allows the end user to familiarise themselves with a new destination. This can be a fun activity that builds desire or, for many, a very welcome facility to plan and reduce anxieties.
- Return to work - There has been a 335% increase in the search term "return to work" since the beginning of March. We are helping some of our clients who want to use their interactive tours to embed training and induction videos and .PDF information sheet downloads to ensure their colleagues arrive back fully up to speed on the latest procedures, familiarised with layouts and up-to-date information, in a low-cost, safe and highly engaging way.
- Edelman, Global (BR, CA, CN, FR, DE, IN, IT, JP, ZA, KR, U.K., U.S.), Brand Trust and the Coronavirus Pandemic, n=1000 nationally rep. respondents/market, March 23, 2020–March 26, 2020.
- Google - https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-gb/consumer-insights/search-insights-help-you-understand-consumers-uk-saw-rises-quietest-time-go-shopping-and-app-free/