Google To Move Underwater And Take Internet Surfers For A Dive, Says SEO Company SachaMango
Released on: March 16, 2012, 11:22 am
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From September, the Catlin Seaview Survey, run by the University of Queensland in conjunction with insurers the Caitlin Group, will take to the water to conduct 360 degree panoramic filming of the greatest reef on earth, with Google making all 50,000 images available on Google Results, Google Earth and Google Maps through a new feature in Panaramio. There will also be a dedicated
YouTube channel and live streams of the expedition team at work.
Professor Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Chane Institute and Chief Scientist on the project, said “The Catlin
Seaview Survey comprises a series of studies which will reveal to the public one of
the last frontiers on Earth: the oceans.
“For the first time in history, we have the technology to broadcast the findings and
expedition through Google. Millions of people will be able to experience the life,
the science and the magic that exists under the surface of our oceans. This project
is very exciting.”
The survey will take place in three stages; a shallow reef survey of 20 sites across the 2300km of the reef, a deep water survey using robots to depths of 30-100 metres, and finally a mega-fauna survey that will
explore how green turtles, tiger sharks and manta rays migrate in response to ocean
A spokesperson for SEO Company SachaMango Media, said: “This is a great example of how technology can
be used to not only to help make ground-breaking research a reality, but also to
educate and inspire the public to learn more about the underwater world around us.
It forms an important link between scientific knowledge and public awareness, and
gives people an opportunity to see rare sites that they might never get to see
unless they actually visited Australia and went underwater themselves. The project
will allow us all to go for a virtual dive without ever leaving the comfort of our
The survey is set to begin in September, although the project’s website already has
some images from initial equipment testing and a demo of how the panaramio images
will be viewed. However, there are already plans underway to document some of the
most important oceans in the rest of the world.
“It’s no surprise that Google has got involved,” said the spokesperson.” As the
biggest occupier of search space in the UK – some 93% - and with the features like Google Results, Earth and Maps already popular with the public, it makes sense they should be the partner of choice
to develop the applications needed on its advanced platforms to view the incredible
images that will come from the project.”
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