Mysteries of the Seafloor – The Great Barrier Reef visualized in new Project
Google Ocean, which was launched in 2009, is now starting a new project, Catlin Seaview Survey which will focus specifically on the Great Barrier Reef – the largest coral reef in the world. The project is a joint venture between Google, the University of Queensland and the Catlin Group.
Tens of thousands of 360-degree, high-definition panoramas of underwater forests, grasslands and crags will be taken by robot camerasvand made available on the internet. You can read more about the project in this ain The Guardian: Virtual diving: underwater panoramas of the Great Barrier Reef – in pictures.
Google Ocean has made it possible for any Internet user to explore the under water world, in what has been called “virtual diving” . Here you get the possibility to explore the ocean – which contains 99% of the biosphere.
Google Ocean contains information from leading scientists and oceanographers. Individual divers do also contribute – who knows what Bajau Laut would depict if they were getting a camera in their hands?