Virtual Ocean – Tour the Ocean Virtually

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Virtual Ocean integrates the GeoMapApp tool suite with the NASA World Wind 3-D earth browser to create a powerful new platform for interdisciplinary research and education.

The Global Multi-Resolution TopographyGMRTsynthesis developed by the Marine Geoscience Data SystemMGDS is the primary base map for Virtual Ocean, providing access to a comprehensive multi-resolution compilation of satellite altimetry and multibeam bathymetry data. Several MGDS data sets are accessible in Virtual Ocean through live OGC-standard Web services. Options are also provided for users to import their own data sets.