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Delivering State-of-the-art Technology

Virtual Reality

The NWS Shipping Theatre is situated within the award-winning WA Maritime Museum. Over the past 10 years, the theatre has hosted many international conferences, lectures, scientific and maritime events, and has welcomed international diplomats, academics, politicians, explorers.

With funding secured by the Foundation from the North West Shelf Shipping Service Company naming rights partnership, new cutting edge virtual reality (VR) technology will deliver exciting experiences to the WA community, as well as, to national and international visitors to Western Australia. This VR technology is used to showcase the Museum’s internationally respected environmental and scientific research sectors.

VR is a medium of storytelling which uses computer technology to create a simulated, three-dimensional world that a user can manipulate and explore while feeling as if they are actually in that world. Users are immersed into the experience by wearing a headset and a pair of headphones. The equipment tracks the users’ movements and allows them to physically look around inside a virtual space and experience the environment.