The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international scientific research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth by monitoring and sampling subseafloor environments. Through multiple ocean going ship platforms, IODP scientists explore the deep biosphere, environmental change, geodynamics and solid earth cycles. They have created an excellent Google Earth visualization showing the location of drilling of scientific boreholes in oceans all over the world (info here). Each placemark is color-coded according to the different programs, and the placemark descriptions basic metadata about each borehole, links to database information on their servers, and links to scientific publications related to the respective project. This is an excellent example of sharing scientific data in a meaningful way using the power of Google Earth’s visualization capabilities, ability to link back to databases for further information, and the network link to keep information up to date. Apparently this is their second version of this file, I don’t believe I saw the first version. via Dulce’s Spanish GE Blog.