Titanic: First Ever Full Size Scans of the Wreck Revealed
May 17, 2023
Atlantic Productions is delighted to be the media partner on Magellan’s groundbreaking project to scan the Titanic and create a digital twin, which is allowing science to completely rewrite everything we know about the tragedy.
Through the largest underwater 3D capture project ever undertaken research scientists have mapped the Titanic in its entirety. From this data a ‘Digital Twin’ has been created that shows the wreck to a level of detail and clarity never seen before. Using technology developed and perfected over five years by deep water specialist Magellan Ltd, the exact condition of wreck is revealed and the entire historic site is mapped providing a level of detail never before seen.
Scans of the wreck were carried out over a six week expedition in the Summer of 2022. A specialist ship was positioned in the North Atlantic 700km off the coast of Canada. The expedition deployed two submersibles – named Romeo and Juliet – which spent many hours at 3,800 metres (12,500) feet below the surface mapping every millimetre of the wreck in minute detail and mapping the entire 3-mile debris field. In accordance with tight regulations in place the wreck was not touched or disturbed, and the entire site treated with the utmost of respect, which included a flower laying ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives.