Specifically, RMS Titanic, Inc., an affiliate of Experiential Media Group, and the salvor-in-possession of RMS Titanic and its wreck site, along with the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Imaging Technologies will collaborate to preserve the site for future generations.
The group will apply advanced underwater imaging technology to data from expeditions in 1985, 1986, 1991, 2005, and 2010 in order to monitor and document the wreck while shedding light on natural and human-caused changes to artifacts on the seafloor.
Moreover, in order to conduct the 3D journey, a new center, the RMS Titanic Survey Data Scientific Study Center, will be established and will focus on newly refined research methodologies, including underwater 3D imaging, to document the wreck over time.
For the better understanding of the expendition, the partners will cooperate with maritime heritage archaeologists on management strategies for preserving the wreck site and create documentary films, virtual reality, simulator rides and museum exhibitions.
AIVL and Marine Imaging have already created the first 2D and 3D videos of the wreck site at resolutions greater than HD, including UDHDTV (4K) and 8K (IMAX), which can be made into 2D, 3D, panoramic and VR production formats for future release to the public.
In addition, the 3D interactive models that will be produced, are going to be used by archaeologists to precisely monitor changes to the wreckage and to provide input for long-term management of the site.
As Alexandra Klinghoffer, Vice President of Collections for Experiential Media Group, commented
This new RMS Titanic leadership team offers a comprehensive approach to monitoring the ship while engaging the global community in our efforts.
Concluding, the wreck of the Titanic is at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3.8 kilometers; 2.37 miles), about 370 miles (600 kilometers) south-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.