by Chris Skinner – Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull & BetaJester Ltd

Inundation Street is a pilot project funded by DARE. It will create an immersive 360 video experience highlighting the impact of flooding on households. The video will demonstrate some simple steps that can be taken to reduce these impacts. The YouTube video will be available for free and will be exhibited using virtual reality headsets at events.

The development of the application is in progress. A timeline and script has been finalised. A voiceover has been recorded.  A demo of the application was shown at the Flood and Coast conference, with interest expressed by the Environment Agency. Discussions are in place with Hull City Council and the Living with Water partnership about using the application.