OceanGate Expeditions will conduct a series of week-long manned submersible survey missions to the wreck of the RMS Titanic beginning in 2018.
Given the massive scale of the wreck and the debris field, multiple missions performed over several years will be required to fully document and model the wreck. This longitudinal survey to collect images, video, laser scans and sonar data will provide an objective basis to assess the decay of the wreck over time and help document and preserve its submerged history.
Expeditions will be conducted with great respect for those who lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the Titanic. We will rigorously 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.
The Titanic Survey Expedition will conduct an annual scientific and technological survey of the wreck with a mission to: