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Satellite photos used to be for military eyes only, but Google Earth changed all that. Now something similar is happening to the ocean depths, with any web user able to listen in and "surf the sea floor" - and the US Navy is not happy.
Originally posted by usernamehere
Thanks OP great stuff. If only we knew of the limitations that have been imposed by the MIC, fear and secrets have literally kept us from discoveries of importance to our species and indeed the world as a whole. Reminds me a little of the hypocritical nature in which celebrities/elite can have access to and indeed own satellite networks, and yet we haven't even introduced these things to the greater public, one can especially imagine the benefit of these technologies in schools and libraries. Dividing a finite planet over an undefined variable number of people is ridiculous, when will we wake up and accept all for all.
The US Navy says it hopes to work out similar arrangements with other ocean monitoring projects elsewhere in the world. But Cornell University ocean acoustics expert Christopher Clark doubts it will succeed. "The strategy they're using with Neptune (the Vancouver project) is a dead end," he says.
Clark insists the US Navy doesn't own the ocean acoustic environment and should accept that what was once military technology is now in the hands of civilians. "The cat's out of the bag, the horses are out of the barn, whatever the metaphor is, it's happening," he says.
The number of observatories on Michel Andre's website is growing. The site currently links to listening networks only in the northern hemisphere.
Soon 11 more will be added, connecting to microphones in the South Pacific, South Atlantic and the southern Indian Ocean.