Virtual Reality (VR) field trips are intended to create an immersive and realistic environment designed to encourage exploration. Users are supplied with a virtual field guide, and have access to various tools to make appropriate measurements and are guided to make the same observations they would in the field to develop their fieldwork skills.
Outcrops from wide ranging geographical locations can easily be visited to provide a comprehensive understanding of particular depositional environments or structural features.
Trainees can experience field trips as part of classroom courses or workshops, as the VR modules can be integrated with other learning resources.
The information and field guides can easily be tailored to non-geoscientists.
VR field trips aren’t just a cost effective, risk free alternative to real field work. They offer unique opportunities to incorporate activities and features unavailable in the field, and deliver a more integrated and flexible learning resource.
This Virtual Reality Geology Field Trip will explore outcrop of a proven reservoir sandstone formation from the UK Continental Shelf. The user will be able to move around the high quality 3D imagery of the actual outcrop, and will be guided to examine all aspects of this low-sinuosity fluvial sandstone including grain size and sorting, channel architecture, cross bedding forms, clay interbeds, reactivation surfaces.
Learn more about this training solution by downloading the article on “Field Trips in a Virtual World” published by GeoExPro magazine.