Monday, 8 June 2015

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. I've written about them a fair few times, and also written a range of (award winning) resources about them.
I'm also going to be writing more about them in the next few months for a range of projects.
Check out Digital Explorer's resources for a range of Ocean related goodness.

The theme this year is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.

World Oceans Day is important to celebrate:
  • To remind everyone of the major part the Ocean has in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
  • To inform the public on the impact of the human actions on the Ocean.
  • To develop a worldwide movement of citizen, towards the Ocean.
  • To mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the World Ocean. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
  • To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the Ocean.
Google have released new resources into their Oceans Collection, to mark the day.
This includes a range of places where you can dive beneath the oceans.

Google's Ocean Street View imagery is provided by the Catlin Seaview Survey.

The new imagery includes underwater Street Views from the oceans around the Philippines, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Australia and American Samoa.
Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the link.

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