NOAA and Google entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to increase access and reach of NOAA data through the expertise and innovative tools at Google. This map and its products are a result of collaboration between NOAA and Google and establish a foundation for improving data and product integration and access. Video courtesy of Google, NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010.
To experience it yourself, watch a Google Earth YouTube video embedded below or explore the area more interactively with the Google Earth plug-in on Ocean Showcase.
The colored surface areas seen in the video represent underwater terrain data collected during the expedition. The data, highlight photos and videos have been incorporated into Google Earth so you can now explore them on your own by diving under the surface.
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