Google Earth Adds Sea Floor to Maps and Imagery

ocean floor corals photo

Photo via Flickr Creative Commons: Lauretta Burke,World Resources Institute

Google Earth has become a great resource for environmentalists, and now it might be even easier for those people focused on our ocean's health to monitor the deep blue sea.

And they're making the announcement of the new addition by recruiting some heavy hitters in environmentalism to speak at their launch event.

The new additions to the website are expected to include views of the ocean, and portions of the seabed. They will also provide detailed environmental data that will enhance information about the effect of climate change on the world's seas and oceans.

At a "high profile event" in San Francisco, Eric Schmidt, the site's chief executive, will stand alongside Al Gore, and the veteran ocean ographer Sylvia Earle to make the announcement. Google feels this will be a big addition to making a digital representation of the planet, and even more importantly, connect people with the world in which they live so that they can better appreciate and care for the earth.

If the mapping can illustrate the effects of climate change, perhaps some of the millions of people accessing Google Earth will start to care even more about their own environmental impact.

Via the Guardian
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