MPA Ocean Tour

It’s now possible to tour the planet from the comfort of your computer using Google Earth. As part of the Google Earth Outreach program, we’d love to share with you the Marine Protected Areas of the world. You can dive right in and take a tour of the oceans and see the wonders of our oceans all around the world. (You’ll need to zoom in to start to see the MPA areas).

Ocean Roaming

Many people imagine the seabed to be a flat, featureless place. In fact, the seabed surrounding Australia is crowded with networks of canyons, undersea mountains, plateaus and trenches.

Thanks to the Australian Government’s detailed mapping of our undersea environment, we can now explore some of these features in animated ‘flythroughs’ of the underwater landscape.

Click here to see the flythroughs on the Federal Environment Web Page.