The fascination of the Titanic seems to be one that captures the imagination of many. The plight of the doomed ship lies dormant undersea for new expeditions to explore anew. A sea time capsule trapped in cold waters with some secrets lost forever is a siren that lures many. Expedition Titanic with some of the world’s best scientists are virtually mapping the site of the Atlantic graveyard as a visual documentation for future generations who still might wonder about the fateful disaster.
A 20-day expedition aiming to create a virtual 3-D map of the R.M.S. Titanic wreck site is about to leave St. Johns in Newfoundland carrying the latest technologies and dozens of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Waitt Institute, and other scientific institutions. The expected result of the project, named “Expedition Titanic” will be the most precise 3-D images ever recorded of the Titanic site, and a virtual model that everyone will be able to explore.