2018/19 OceanGate Expedition to Titanic


Smiggy

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Hi,

Has anyone read this:

2018 Titanic Survey Expedition

The Titanic Survey Expedition will conduct an annual scientific and technological survey of the wreck with a mission to:

  • Create a detailed 3D model of the shipwreck and portions of the debris field using the latest multi-beam sonar, laser scanning and photogrammetric technology.
  • Supplement the work done on previous scientific expeditions to capture data and images for the continued scientific study of the site.
  • Document the condition of the wreck with high-definition photographs and video.
  • Document the flora and fauna inhabiting the wreck site for comparison with data collected on prior scientific expeditions to better assess changes in the habitat and maritime heritage site.

Wasn't this already back in 2010?
 

Doug Criner

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Hi,

Has anyone read this:

2018 Titanic Survey Expedition

The Titanic Survey Expedition will conduct an annual scientific and technological survey of the wreck with a mission to:

  • Create a detailed 3D model of the shipwreck and portions of the debris field using the latest multi-beam sonar, laser scanning and photogrammetric technology.
  • Supplement the work done on previous scientific expeditions to capture data and images for the continued scientific study of the site.
  • Document the condition of the wreck with high-definition photographs and video.
  • Document the flora and fauna inhabiting the wreck site for comparison with data collected on prior scientific expeditions to better assess changes in the habitat and maritime heritage site.

Wasn't this already back in 2010?
Also, to make money by charging people who wish to go along for the ride. And to make a commercial TV documentary.
 
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Smiggy

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Also, to make money by charging people who wish to go along for the ride. And to make a commercial TV documentary.
Wow, but correct me if I am wrong. Haven't past expeditions already achieved everything listed above?

If there are going to be further expeditions, then it must to salvage pieces of the wreck for historical preservation.
 

Kyle Naber

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Honestly, this seems a bit redundant to me. I feel like we’ve done enough research on the wreck to get an accurate picture of what happened to the ship.
 

Harland Duzen

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I just hope they finally do some interior searches of the Stern, It's still got it's shape / hull cough cough mostly intact so their must be something interesting inside (to view, not touch).

Either way, At least we get new footage.
 
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>>Honestly, this seems a bit redundant to me. I feel like we’ve done enough research on the wreck to get an accurate picture of what happened to the ship.<<

Don't be so sure. There is ALWAYS something more to learn.
 
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Those "escape hatches" on Scotland Road leading down to the forward boiler rooms looked awfully tempting during Cameron's last deep penetration with his " 'bots". I would LOVE a look around the interior of boiler room #6. A new generation of UUV (smaller, more maneuverable) just might make it in before the interior of the ship becomes un-navigable.

Have not heard that *any* penetration of the ship is planned for this expedition.
 
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OceanGate and 2G Robotics to Laser Scan the Wreck of the Titanic

Honestly im scared for when they go back and scan the wreck, the amount of decay since 2011(last time the wreck was photographed) will be huge and its going to hurt with the possibility of all of A-Deck being completely gone with maybe the only area of A-deck that might be left is around the number 1 funnel and possibly the telemoter. My guess the area around the second class stairs on the Stern will be completely gone or collapsed while the area around the poop and reciprocating engines are probably still the same
 

robert warren

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I hear you. As much as I find the wreck interesting, and whats been discovered over the years, there is a part of me that wishes she was never found. Its like having a friend wither and die of some horrible disease, and there is nothing to stop it.
 
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Rusty_S

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Hope the photos are released.

God knows I have hardly any photos of the wreck site. Most of my photos are from Camerons expeditions but nothing much for all the others.
 
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I Wonder why RMS Titanic INC ect do not release all this material for the public? My guess is so they can possibly get royalty's for docs who want to pay money for it. In that case we should all pitch in and buy the rights :p
 
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Aaron_2016

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Wish they could attach a spade to their submersible and dig around the starboard bow. Might see her original coat of paint under the sand. They could also dig around the starboard propeller and see if the third blade is there.


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Rusty_S

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For me id still love to have a high resolution copy of the maping done of the wreck site. I know people have said they may be concerned about grave robbers but thing is we are talking 2 1/2 miles down. Not many submersibles can reach that distance and they all have to be chartered so cant exactly go to steal stuff like they do in the pacific where whole warships are being stolen and the remains dumped in common graves dug under water.
 

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I was going to pay to be on thus expedition, cause at first the price was reasonable (all things considered based on the company I was talking to) but then it changed 3 times in price and eventually didn't include air fair or anything just to make it to the ship that was to go to the wreck, so it went from reasonable to amazingly unaffordable. Sad. I would LOVE 2 c the wreck!!! As far as redundant, technology advances and the clearer the images the better plus US amateurs who can't dive to the wreck can enjoy exploring it ourselves. I do also hope more interior exploration is done!
 
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Wish they could invent an underwater drone that could be controlled by a wireless network from the surface. Imagine if a survey ship carrying 100 unmanned drones was in the area above the wreck and offering their services. We could each pilot a mini camera submersible drone around the wreck from the comfort of our own homes via wireless network to the survey ship which feeds our control instructions down to the unmanned drones around the wreck with a live webcam attached to each drone. They could even hire them out by the dozen so that all of the oceans can be explored by amateurs without having to endanger their lives. I understand 95 percent of the oceans have still not been explored. Might be a pretty big demand to know what's down there. You would think investors would be happy to finance a project that might locate and salvage the gold from sunken wrecks, especially as insurance costs would be low as no lives would be at risk.


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Rusty_S

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That's fine and all till you realize that we cant have nice things cause of idiot people. Imagine people ramming drones into each other or ramming it into the ship causing damage from their lack of care.
 
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Hello, I have just joined the Encyclopedia Titanica community so please excuse a new thread from a "newbie".

My name is Bridget Buxton, and I am the science program coordinator for the planned Oceangate expedition to the Titanic site with the Titan submersible in June-August 2018. My students and I are looking to learn a lot from this community and, in turn, I would be happy to be contacted by anyone with questions, comments, concerns, or requests related to the 2018 Oceangate expedition.

I look forward to meeting you (virtually speaking)
Bridget
 
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