Titantic Expedition
Magellan / Atlantic

Titanic Expedition Scanning

Project

The largest underwater 3D capture project ever undertaken

Atlantic Productions is 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.

We are on the cusp of answering some of the enduring questions surrounding the tragedy

When the “unsinkable” ship – the largest, most luxurious ocean liner of its time – crashed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, it took more than 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers to the bottom of the ocean. As the ship slipped into the North Atlantic, so, too, did the secret of how and why it sank.

The Titanic disaster has fascinated people ever since, and it is a mystery which continues to intrigue to this day. Now, through this extraordinary project to survey the wreck, due to the unprecedented amount of data collected, we are on the cusp of answering some of the enduring questions surrounding the tragedy once and for all.

Behind the scenes

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.