Oceanites using Cesium to count penguins and share research

This was Oceanites’ first season flying DJI Mavic drones to count penguins using photogrammetry; penguins and their chicks are visible in 3D models created from the drone imagery. The organization aims to create a long-term 3D dataset of penguin colonies, to show population change over time due to shifts in snow cover at the colonies.

Oceanites uses Cesium Stories to get research into the hands of policymakers and the public more easily and in an interactive way. Cesium World Terrain and Bing Maps Aerial imagery provide context for the locations of penguin colonies. Oceanites’ 3D models uploaded to Cesium ion were tiled to 3D Tiles for streaming in these presentations.