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Eden Universe

The Eden Universe research project explores how 5G technologies can enhance a day out at Eden, increase online engagement and help connect people to each other and the living world.

The digital experiences

We are developing several experiences that will be trialled with a range of audiences, including schools and care homes. Trials take place at the end of 2021, and the experiences may become available to the public in the future. 

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Invisible Rainforest

Features augmented reality that explores the rainforest beyond human senses. The ‘Living Lens’ and ‘Weather Maker’ experiences will reveal the hidden connections between life and the environment.

Aerial view of the Eden Project Biomes

Virtual Eden

A series of 360° cameras installed in the Biomes will live-stream sights and sounds from off the beaten path and give online audiences previously unseen perspectives. The cameras will be part of a virtual tour being developed for the trial groups.

Eden Sessions music concert at Eden Project

Live-streamed performances

We’re exploring ways to stream Eden's performances and live events around the world in real time. 

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Interactive dashboards

We are developing two data dashboards using live data from sensors at Eden to explore how smart technology can help us learn about the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

Project partners

Eden Universe is one of nine projects that won a Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) bid to explore how 5G networks could enhance people’s lives. Eden is working in partnership with Marshmallow Laser Feast, META and aql.

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