If Google earth is a globe that sits inside your computer, Google Ocean will allow users to 'dive beneath the water surface'.
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips, while Google Ocean will allow users to explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by marine scientists.
Jean-Francois Wassong, an engineer at Google France, told in a news conference that "Google Earth is equipping itself with a new dimension: depth."
"Oceans cover more than 70 per cent of the planet's surface but only a little bit has been explored," said Florence Diss, head of Google's geographical partnerships, referring to findings that humans have examined just five per cent of world's seas.
By allowing users to explore underwater volcanoes, hunt for whales and learn more about shipwrecks, Google says 'Ocean in Google Earth' offers a platform for everyday Internet browsers to link up with the scientific community. Find more on Google ocean at: http://earth.google.com/ocean/index.html&13;
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)&13;