Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Imagine if Google Earth could take users under the ocean. That would be amazing!
Just two words: Google SeaView.
In a partnership with Google, the global insurance company Catlin Group Limited and nonprofit Underwater Earth launched the Catlin Seaview Survey!
The goal is to let people explore the ocean from afar and also carry out the first detailed study about the composition and health of coral reefs. The mapping expedition is expected to set sail in September 2012. Once all mapping with the Catlin Seaview Survey is done, there will be roughly 50,000 panoramas that will be accessible on Google Earth and Google Maps.
A YouTube channel will also be dedicated to the project that will include livestreams of the expedition team from the ocean floor.
If you want to know how it will be look like check this out: http://www.catlinseaviewsurvey.com/seaview.htm