August 28, 2012 4:13 PM   Subscribe

Have you ever wondered what the water temperature off the Kamchatka Peninsula is? What about the wind speed in the Andaman Sea? Or maybe you’re losing sleep over the chlorophyll levels in the South Pacific. Fortunately, all of that information –- and 450 million other data points collected from oceanographic instruments around the world –- is freely and easily accessible thanks to the Marinexplore project.

The free sign-up asks you to specify an e-mail address, an "area of expertise", and "software skills". If you don't mind providing those - or at least making them up - this is a super-neat demonstration of what the Web can do.
posted by Egg Shen (2 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
don't know about kamchatka, but new orleans has depth sensors in city park that are very interesting to me just now.
posted by eustatic at 8:45 PM on August 28, 2012

Very cool.
posted by rmd1023 at 4:59 PM on August 29, 2012

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