Sea Level Rise: Santa Cruz 4+

Virtual Planet Technologies LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.2 • 12 Ratings
    • Free

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As coastal communities contend with sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and other impacts of climate change, public education has become a critical piece of the puzzle. Virtual Planet Technologies produces highly creative and insightful applications that communities can use to better understand the impacts of climate change and explore emerging adaptation solutions. Our team has a range of expertise from climate scientists, city planners, communications experts, filmmakers, 3D animators, and Unity (software) developers. In our Sea Level Rise Explorer, users interact with 3D models and can raise sea levels to observe potential flooding in real-time. Adaptation scenarios can also be displayed.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Removed support to obsolete devices (iPhone 6 and prior versions) that do not support iOS 13, due to an issue that was causing the app to crash on the introduction video.
If you have an iPhone 6 or older and are interested in trying this experience it will be available on our website in early August of 2020.
Thank you!
Virtual Planet Development Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Zigzagisfun ,


Decent game but fix the 360 view on iPad

MikeThePsyche ,

Great Visualization of Global Warming & City Planning for Coastal Protection

Wish I had something like this when I was in school! Fantastic drone shots and visualizations of various coastal areas showing what huge damage would result from only a 2.4 ft rise in sea level. I think this app hits a home run in what it sets out to do and definitely renews my sense of urgency in fighting global warming.

The unique thing about this app is showing some solutions that city planners are doing to protect cities, which gave me some hope and was very interesting to see.

The narration is helpful and educational but I would say the one thing I didn’t understand completely was how building a seawall in the last example helps if they have to sacrifice their beach. This made me curious enough to do more research on the subject, which is something any good education app should do.

Also this is probably outside the scope of the app, but I always want to know the latest and most effective ways to lower my carbon footprint like in end credits of “An Inconvenient Truth” so perhaps a link to a good resource or a list of activities could also be a helpful addition to a future app update or to the developer’s website.

Jujulara2020 ,


Very educational, with incredible drone imagery and realistic animation. Also very user friendly and easy to understand.

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