Design and Implementation of Smart Ocean Visualization System Based on Extended Reality Technology


  • Xu Han School of Industrial Design, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China
  • Jingming Liu School of Industrial Design, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China
  • Baohua Tan School of Science, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China
  • Lucheng Duan School of Science, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China



Smart Ocean, Extended Reality Technology, Unity3D, Visual Interaction


In the context of building a maritime power, building a smart ocean is one of the important means to promote ocean development. However, there is currently a lack of effective smart solutions for ocean development to integrate and manage ocean information. To solve the problem of insufficient development of smart ocean systems, a smart ocean visualization app based on extended reality technology has been developed, using Python crawler technology to collect ocean big data, and produce the system through Unity software. The app is built using C# programming, and the AR animation on the app is realized with the AR Foundation plug-in. Through terminals such as mobile phones or computers, it provides users with real-time ocean data query and expanded realistic ocean tourism services. The visualization function of the system realizes innovation in the way of querying marine data and makes up for the lack of development of smart marine apps.


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Author Biographies

Xu Han, School of Industrial Design, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China

Xu Han, was born in 1987 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. He graduated from Wuhan University in 2016 with a doctorate degree in engineering. Since 2017, he has been a lecturer in the Department of Interaction Design at the School of Industrial Design, Hubei University of Technology. His research interests include virtual reality, human-computer interaction, and landscape design.

Jingming Liu , School of Industrial Design, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China

Liu Jingming is a postgraduate student at the Hubei University of Technology since autumn 2018, and major in Industrial Design Engineering. She attended the Guilin University of Technology where she received her B.Sc. in Logistics Management in 2017. Her postgraduate work centers on virtual reality and interaction design.

Baohua Tan, School of Science, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China

Baohua Tan, was born in Yingshan, Hubei Province, China in 1978. He received the Ph.D. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from the Wuhan University, of Technology, Wuhan, in 2014. Since 2016, he has been a Professor of the School of Science, the Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China. His research interests include the information exchange technology, computer application technology, measurement and control technology, and photovoltaic technology.

Lucheng Duan, School of Science, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China

Duan Lucheng is a master student at the Hubei University of Technology since September,2020. He got his bachelor’s degree from the school of computer science of Hubei University of Technology. And now he is studying for a master’s degree in integrated circuit. He is good at data analysis, embedded software programming and circuit analysis.


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