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Look Ahead Hermosa Beach Virtual Reality Program

by City of Hermosa Beach - 1 year ago

The Hermosa Beach Pier, Pier Plaza and The Strand are among the most popular destinations in the City, so it may be hard to imagine them submerged in water due to rising sea levels. 

The City of Hermosa Beach will help the public see just what that would be like with a new initiative, Look Ahead Hermosa Beach, which uses virtual reality (VR) to provide an immersive experience of the city’s risks of flooding and how climate action can make a difference in protecting the community. The City is launching this program in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Access and Whitespace VR.

Look Ahead Hermosa Beach will be available to the public from noon to 6 p.m. on February 19 at the Hermosa Beach Farmers’ Market on Pier Plaza and at other venues and events so that the public can visualize how climate change may threaten familiar locations and learn how these sites can benefit from climate solutions and get involved. 

Look Ahead Hermosa Beach includes facts about climate change in the region and an opportunity for community members to share their concerns and opinions with the City of Hermosa Beach. Users can explore the City’s website and sign up for the City of Hermosa Beach’s newsletter to learn more about the City’s plan to cut carbon and increase resilience. The City’s website also provides an opportunity to sign up to receive notifications to attend City of Hermosa Beach climate-related planning meetings and register to get emergency notifications.

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