Tomorrow Google is making a big announcement for Google Earth. Al Gore is speaking, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt and VP Marissa Mayer will be part of it as well. This is pulling in some pretty big names for a product announcement. Google Geo Team leader John Hanke will probably make the technical announcement. The big tip-off for this announcement is the fact Sylvia Earle of National Geographic Society is also invited. She’s probably the world’s most renowned oceanographer.
Yes, I’m thinking the rumors for over a year now about a Google Ocean are soon about to arrive. These will be happy times for the Tahina Expedition as more useful information about the oceans will certainly be handy for telling the story of our trip. I’ll be posting some initial observations of the announcement and what they mean for sailing here and at Google Earth Blog.