OceanView is a simple tool which converts gridded bathymetry data on-the-fly into interactive 3D seafloor models using standards like X3D and X3DOM. The results can be used on different systems, like immersive mixed/virtual reality environments or multi-touch tables. Thanks to the template-based generation pipeline it is also possible to create interactive 3D models for the web using HTML 5 techniques and without the need for plugins.
Our flexible generation approach allows the integration of interaction elements e.g. for changing the color scale on-the-fly, manipulating the sea surface level, changing the water transparency or taking screenshots. The interactive 3D models allows a variety of applications such as visual exploration of the consequences of sealevel rising. The following live demo shows an interactive 3D model of the southern Baltic Sea.