The Living Coast Undersea Experience

The Living Coast Undersea Experience is an interactive, virtual reality & 360 experience, enabling users to explore the underwater environment of the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone (running between Brighton Marina & Beachy Head).  Read more from our partner, The Living Coast, HERE:

Version One of The Living Coast Undersea Experience launched at The Old Market for Brighton Digital Festival in October 2018, with some great feedback. Further development is underway & a pilot tour will begin early 2019.

Here’s a sneak peak of version one:

The Experience will:

  • Open up one of the UK’s most unique marine environments to everyone, without getting wet!
  • Raise awareness of the Marine Conservation Zone on our doorstep, which runs from Brighton Marina to Beachy Head & is home to one of the world’s only chalk reefs, with unique species of plant & animal life, & which only a fraction of people know about.
  • Be a powerful kinaesthetic & educational experience to help people understand the environment & the things we can all do to help conserve it.

User testing @ TOM #vrLAB, Brighton Digital Festival 2018








With your help we can make this ambitious & important project a reality.

If you are a community venue & are interested in presenting The Experience, we have funding for a pilot tour of the MCZ coast for spring 2018.  Please contact

There are exciting & engaging sponsorship opportunities & the project needs patrons & funders to help develop subsequent touring opportunities for this amazing project across the Biosphere region to schools, community centres & venues.  Please get in touch for further information:


The Living Coast Undersea Experience is created by transmedia artist, Simon Wilkinson of C!rca69 & Karen Poley of KP Projects CIC; The Living Coast Brighton & Lewes Downs, UNESCO designated Biosphere; Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA); & Sussex Wildlife Trust.


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