Pacific Ocean – Opening Google Earth and realizing how the Pacific Ocean covers one side of the Earth in a global view.
Underwater Grasses – Diving into the ocean with satellite imagery and delineating their extents.
Coastal Hazards – Minimizing loss by identifying potential hazards such as algal blooms, eutrophication and tsunamis (Coastal Hazards)
Ocean Use Planning – Outlining sustainable oceans through careful planning of ocean activity such as energy production, fishing, and shipping. (Planning Ocean Uses – Cindy Fowler)
Marine Pollution – Pinpointing the source of marine pollutants such as industrial, agricultural and residential waste.
Algae Blooms – Monitoring algal blooms through multiple images over time. (Algae Blooms)
Wave Reduction – Curtailing wave energy by mapping and building up coral reefs and other coastal habitats as a nature-based solution.
Deepsea Dawn Wright – Understanding the relationship and patterns of how oceans affect dry land and more. (Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions)
Marine Tools Plugin – Geoprocessing with marine data to better understand research, conservation and spatial planning problems. (MGET)
Whale Tracker – Studying the movement and migration patterns of whales around the Hawaiian Islands. (Whale Tracker)
Underwater Street View – Submarining as if you’re underwater in Google Earth’s underwater street view.
Build-Out Design – Developing and designing a build-out project in Grenada.
Bathymetry – Exploring ocean bathymetry in an exaggerated 3D global perspective. (Ocean Bathymetry)
Rising Sea Levels – Identifying areas of risk as sea levels gradually rise from climate change. (National Geographic)
Aquaculture – Farming fish in a sustainable manner by understanding where inland fisheries are located. (GISFish)
Coastal Management – Adapting to climate change through better flood and erosion defense.
Coral Reef Conservation – Understanding the present state of coral reefs through mapping to better understand future deterioration.
Energy Budgets – Simulating Earth’s energy budgets for anthropogenic and natural changes with anomalies of surface temperature and sea-level pressure. (Energy Budgets)
Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) – Combining water columns, geoform, substrate and biotic components that are collectively used to define marine ecosystems. (CMECS)
Wave Heights – Replicating ocean waves by factoring size, choppiness and wind. (Wave Heights)
Sea the Animals – Tracking turtles, seals, porpoises and turtles in time-animated webmaps. (CartoDB Sea the Animals)
Marine Bioregional Plans – Protecting the marine resources by dividing the coasts of Australia into four geographical pieces.
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) – Charting out elevation paths along the ocean with GEBCO. (GEBCO)
Ocean Salinity – Measuring sea surface salinity from space with Aquarius. (Ocean Salinity)
National Marine Sanctuaries – Designating 12 areas of the marine environment as special significance to better understand marine ecosystems and their spatial, temporal, and functional relationships among creatures, environments, and human perturbations. (National Marine Sanctuaries)
Ocean Tourism – Getting out your towels and soaking some sun with tourist maps of the ocean.
Coastline Fractals – Modelling complex natural shapes along coastline’s fractal-like (jagged recurring pattern) properties.