Instrumentation on the bridge

Google street view goes inside a ship

What will Google do next? They’ve taken their street view tool underwater, and have now taken their cameras on board the RV Falkor, a research vessel of Schmidt Ocean Institute, while she was moored in San Francisco. Click here to see the map showing the ship moored at the quay, and click on Street View at the top left corner (hover over the name of the ship in the corner of the screen if the street view block doesn’t appear) to access the interior of the ship.

The RV Falkor is a beautiful vessel – not sure how she stacks up against the SA Agulhas II or RV Mellville.  But research ships make me want to pack a bag and get on board!

GCaptain provides some background.

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