Saturday, 25 Feb, 2012 Technology

Google Goes Underwater to Allow Internet Users Get a Closer Look of the Great Barrier Reef


Google teamed up with the University of Queensland and the Caitlin Group to make it possible for any user to investigate the Great Barrier Reef from any portable device with access to the Internet.

The project is entitled Catlin Seaview Survey, and it will involve the investigation of the impact of global warming on tiger sharks, green turtles, manta rays, and many other creatures. The data collected from the exploration will be available to the world.

The Catlin Seaview Survey will study the reef and perform video recordings using four 360-degree cameras mounted on Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs). These cameras will allow specialists to film in shallow waters, while robotic submarines will be used to carry out observations in deeper waters, submerging down to 100 meters.

This September, by visiting YouTube people will have the possibility to select a location deep underwater, and engage in an underwater adventure.

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