The Mission

A Survey of the RMS Titanic

Using the latest subsea imaging technology and a cutting edge 5-person submersible, citizen explorers are invited to join a team of researchers and content experts to digitally document and visually assess the current condition of the shipwreck. Given the massive scale of the wreck and the debris field, multiple missions performed over several years may be required to fully document and model the Titanic Maritime Heritage site.

OceanGate Expeditions will conduct a series of week long manned submersible missions to the wreck of the RMS Titanic.



Underwater World Heritage Sites

Expeditions will be conducted with great respect for those who lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the Titanic. We plan to observe the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Guidelines for Research, Exploration and Salvage of RMS Titanic [Docket No. 000526158–1016–02] and UNESCO guidelines for the preservation of underwater world heritage sites. Our purpose is to learn and document without touching or disturbing the site.


Expedition Objectives:

  • 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 4K video.
  • Document the marine life inhabiting the wreck site for comparison with data collected on prior scientific expeditions to better assess changes in the habitat and maritime heritage site.

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