- Jul 24, 2021
What can be better than to explore the realities surrounding our ocean bodies as a token of the celebration of the World Oceans Day? Putting the spotlight on earth’s most important natural resources and unique ecosystems, NASA Earth invites all to get to know our oceans better, and the challenging realities facing them. Virtual reality (VR) and curated nautical adventures in Google Earth are how one can go about in uncovering the unknown facts about our oceans.
— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) June 8, 2018
Estimably, roughly 35 percent of the fish and seafood that is harvested either gets lost or wasted before it finds its way to our daily dishes. And this journey to Google Earth has been documented as it stands by the World Wildlife Fund and Condition One through a virtual reality documentary showing how fish get from Ocean to Plate. This has been done in association with the Daydream Impact program. Therefore, one does not need to be on the fishing boat or in a processing plant for gaining an insight into the processes related to the fishing industry supply chain and its impact on our oceans. One can have an overview of it all just by going through a video or by using a VR viewer like Cardboard or Daydream View. The alternative to this is met in using Google Earth to explore the journey.
Last on the list, is NASA Earth’s project of taking a satellite view of the oceans with “Waterways from Space” from NASA’s Earth Observatory. The ‘Waterways from Earth’ feature, uses NASA’s satellite and astronaut images, curating a collection of stunning views from above Earth of some of the most beautiful water bodies that include lakes, seas and oceans as documented by the satellites and the astronauts on the International Space Station, as is stated in its tweet.
With this drive cast forth on the World Oceans Day today, NASA Earth puts up a positive stride towards spurring people all around the globe to take up the responsibility of protecting and sustaining the oceans as part of the world sustainable development goal that we have set for ourselves.