Study aims to bring Great Barrier Reef to living rooms (page 2)

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Catlin Seaview Survey announced that it will carry out the first comprehensive study of the composition and health of reef coral to an unprecedented depth range. The project's chief scientists, Ove Hoegh Guldberg, a professor at the University of Queensland, said scientific data gathered would help strengthen the understanding about how climate change and other environmental changes are likely to affect the Great Barrier Reef. The scientific expedition will be a joint venture between Google, the UQ Global Change Institute, not-for-profit organization Underwater Earth, and insurance company Catlin. ?For the first time in history, we have the technology to broadcast the findings and expedition through Google," Hoegh-Guldberg said in a press release. "Millions of people will be able to experience the life, the science and the magic that exists under the surface of

Study aims to bring Great Barrier Reef to living rooms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Finding Nemo is about to get a lot easier with the launch of a scientific survey that will allow anyone with access to the internet to take a virtual tour of Australia's ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Reuters

Study aims to bring Great Barrier Reef to living rooms, Thu 23 Feb 12 from Reuters

'Virtual' divers can explore ocean reef

BRISBANE, Australia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Google Earth users can soon take "virtual" scuba dives onto Australia's Great Barrier Reef through panoramas of underwater landscapes, researchers say.

Thu 23 Feb 12 from UPI

Great Barrier reef to be visited by Google Earth

Armchair scuba divers will be given the chance to explore the Great Barrier reef when Google Earth delves beneath the waves to offer sea views with a difference.

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

Google Teaming Up With Scientific Survey To Show Off Great Barrier Reef

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Catlin Seaview Survey announced that it ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from RedOrbit

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