The Weather Files: Total Impact

The second season of the hit show, featuring Reef Smart Guides, airs on the Cottage Life network this month.

Otto Wagner photographs a wreck off the coast of southern Florida in 2017, Reef Smart Guides ©

The Weather Files: Total Impact made its World Broadcast Premiere this past Monday on the Cottage Life network in Canada. The first episode took viewers inside blizzards, on the one-year anniversary of the Bomb Cyclone that hammered the eastern coast of Newfoundland with 140km/hr winds and 76 inches of snow.

Episode 2: hurricanes, airs on Monday, January 25, and features interviews with Reef Smart director Ian Popple and footage of our team conducting 3D mapping of coral reefs and wrecks in Florida and the Caribbean.

Ian was interviewed about our mapping experience during hurricanes Irma and Maria, when the storms physically transplanted Okinawa – one of the wrecks we were modelling at the time – over 200 feet (61 meters) across the seabed. The storms also caused major structural damage to several other wrecks we had modeled, some of which were over 100 feet (30 meters) deep.

In total, there are 8 episodes in second series of The Weather Files: Total Impact, taking viewers inside extreme weather events and natural disasters using first-hand accounts from survivors and rescuers, original footage and cutting-edge science.

The production team put out a brief webisode, featuring Reef Smart Guides, which can be viewed on the Cottage Life website, click here, and on YouTube, click here.

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