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Google Ocean May Be Ready At Last

Schmidt, Mayer, Al Gore, and an oceanographer to assemble

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For fans of certain science fiction television shows, space has long been the final frontier.  But for a particular search giant, Google Sky covered that, and it’s instead the task of representing the ocean that has been something of a challenge.  Google may soon address the issue with the help of some fairly important people. 

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A Google Earth event of some sort is supposed to be held at the California Academy of Sciences on Monday, February 2nd.  This institution contains an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a miniature rainforest, and Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer are supposed to show.

What’s more, Al Gore is scheduled to speak.  So this isn’t likely to be a casual let’s-chat, eat-cookies, and-then-go-home type of get-together.

Toss in Sylvia Earle, who served as Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, and is currently a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Stephen Shankland asks, "Perhaps this will be the announcement of Google’s work to add 3D ocean maps to Google Earth?"

Or, since February 2nd happens to be the birthday of Brent Spiner, maybe we’ll get both that and some sort of Enterprise simulator.  Hey, you never know.

Google Ocean May Be Ready At Last
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  • http://www.amazing-tarot.com/ Hilda

    I think it’s fantastic, it seems Google cares about the environment. So do I. What I don’t understand is what will be so good about the 3d ocean?

    • http://www.gamingkrib.com Guest

      hmm, NOAA always takes all the credit (well they do fund us)…while I help set up many servers on our ships for Ocean mapping for many years…
      kudus google…but give us some credit sometime will ya, those artic runs where a bit cold.
      www.ldeo.columbia.edu

    • http://meditationchants.net Lauren

      Maybe if you start with understanding how to spell ocean correctly, you just might understand what “awareness and education” can do for a number of issues.

  • IPaul

    Al Gore, the big fat bore going to speak. That’s enought o put any thinking individual off going. Do we need to hear more of this Bilderberger’s bogus science?

    • Guest

      YOU’RE AN IDIOT

      • IPaul

        No, you are the idiot for falling for Gore’s rubbish. It’s all about control. But alas, the right-on Left, needing some trendy-right-on cause have fallen for this cobblers. If you believe his crap, I suggest you start telling Gore to stop travelling around the world on airplanes while he peddles his crap.

      • http://robert-seo.blogspot.com Robert

        *sigh* what a mature response.

  • http://www.firmalatter.dk Ejvind

    What great news, It seems something important is coming. I hope in some way the aid for the planets environment is on the agenda.

  • http://www.seosean.com SEO Services >

    Interesting I did not know Google was looking into releasing a Google Map of the Ocean floor – how in the world are they going to do that?

  • http://tinyurl.com/http-freepeoplesearch-com Guest

    The best free people search engine on the web. People search is in gigantic demand right now (30% of all searches on Google & Yahoo are people search related, and that number is growing) because in this day and age we’re trying to protect ourselves and our children as much as we can from predators and other nefarious people–and as employers, it is now possible to use the Internet to weed out prospective employees who will not be good for your company.

  • http://www.dingostew.com Dingo

    it’d be much more fun for the google earth community to have satellite images of the ocean surface, with the possibility of seeing boats and sharks and whales and stuff, than just a scan of the ocean floor, with all its lumps and bumps.

  • http://www.propdata.co.za/ Robert

    This is a fantastic development. While I’m not likely to go diving in the middle of the Atlantic this is very interesting. More importantly if it’s the ocean today… what tomorrow. The applications are limitless.

  • http://www.diamondonnet.com/ Diamonds

    I hope they find the lost city or at least a few sunken ships, that would be interesting to see…

  • http://startrekguide.com Highway of Life

    This is some interesting and hopefully very promising news… at least it was sounding interesting until I read that Al Gore is scheduled to speak there. Not sure how anybody can believe what comes from him anymore. :|

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