“The globe makes it possible for our visitors to visualize complex events linked to climate, biodiversity, and social development in a unique and entertaining way. It is a valuable tool for teaching new knowledge and for creating understanding and commitment to environmental issues,” says Anna Björn, manager at Skansen’s Baltic Sea Science Center.
A GeoDome Globe is part of a new biodiversity exhibit at Skansen in Stockholm, where the globe visualizes the challenges the planet has in front of it in a new and exciting way. Visitors see how different water currents move on our planet, and where we grow food and for whom, among other things. They take part in the information projected onto the globe and gain insight into the distribution of cultivated land, wild and domesticated animals, forest fires around the world and much more.
Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, where visitors explore Swedish history and cultural heritage as well as learning about the natural world at the zoo, aquarium, and Baltic Sea Science Center. The Globe is part of a biodiversity exhibit, built in collaboration between Skansen, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Visualiseringscenter C in Norrköping. Content for the globe and its touchscreen interface was created in WorldViewer using global datasets from NOAA and other sources. Much like the GeoDome Globe installation in Norrköping, the Skansen exhibit looks at the intersection between natural processes and human life on the planet, exploring climate change with a critical lens and inspiring Skansen visitors to be part of solutions.
A dual-channel OmniFocus projection system lights the 1.5m-diameter globe with an enhanced 24,000 lumens at 11.6 Mpix resolution, housed in our streamlined enclosure. Audiences interact via a kiosk-mounted touchscreen.
It’s an honor to support biodiversity education at Skansen and around the world.