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 betweenĀ 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.