The SeaSee app is the winner of the Exploration and Education categories in the HeroX Big Ocean Button Challenge.
Imagine you are on the shore looking out to sea. Imagine you are on a boat with water stretching out all around you. Now imagine holding up your phone or tablet and being able to see what is under the water exactly where you are.
Many people are familiar with stargazing apps where you hold your phone up to the night sky and see the stars that are there. As you turn around, the app shows the exact same view with all the star constellations and details of the planets. The SeaSee app is the same but for the ocean. You point your phone at the ocean and it will show a 3d view of the underwater terrain, images, wreck sites, anything of interest where we have the data.
And it is immediate, it shows what is under the ocean where you are. The app opens a window through which the ocean surface disappears and you get to experience and visualize what is right in front of you. Turn your phone, look over there, see and discover the amazing sights of a landscape normally hidden.
The SeaSee App uses bathymetric data to generate 3d views of the underwater terrain which reflect the angle and viewpoint of where you are pointing your phone and your gps location. In addition to the app's point and view "what is there" mode, you can also zoom and scroll around to explore all the ocean floor.
Added place names and additional maps: UK and Ireland, Mariana Trench
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.