3D map of Titanic Wreck

Last week eSchool News reported that a team of scientists will venture miles underwater to visit and map the wreck of the Titanic.

Yahoo news has more detail and reports:

A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic next month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world’s most famous shipwreck and create a detailed three-dimensional map that will “virtually raise the Titanic” for the public.

The expedition to the site 2 1/2 miles beneath the North Atlantic is billed as the most advanced scientific mission to the Titanic wreck since its discovery 25 years ago.

The 20-day expedition is to leave St. John’s, Newfoundland, on Aug. 18 under a partnership between RMS Titanic Inc., which has exclusive salvage rights to the wreck, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. The expedition will not collect artefacts but will probe a 2-by-3-mile debris field where hundreds of thousands of artifacts remain scattered.

This is exciting news, particularly since the Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition is currently on display at the Melbourne Museum. No date for a completed map has been estimated as yet.

5 thoughts on “3D map of Titanic Wreck

  1. Won’t this be neat? I can’t believe how lucky our students are to get access to some of these resources. They will be able to virtually explore and “walk through” history!

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  3. Having made the time to visit the Titanic artefact exhibition during the last school holidays I feel overwhelmed and humbled by the continued existence of items which have spent 97 years at the bottom of the ocean and have been retrieved, stabilised and presented to the world, I continue to be amazed at mankind’s ingenuity and persistence in preserving this historic site and rendering the information accessible to the world. Thank you!

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