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TITANIC
Expedition 2024

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In July 2024, the world’s leading deep ocean imaging experts, oceanographers, scientists, and historians will gather to launch RMS Titanic, Inc.’s first expedition to the wreck site of the RMS Titanic since 2010. This expedition will utilize cutting-edge technology to focus on imaging and high-resolution photography of the site to preserve the Titanic’s legacy for future generations and scientific study. It will be carried out by ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) to survey the wreck site and debris field. The images captured will reveal important new insights into the condition of the site, areas and artifacts at risk, and contribute to ongoing conservation efforts and educational initiatives already underway.

The mission of the Titanic Expedition 2024 is to utilize the latest technology to continue the important work of surveying the Titanic wreck site, enhancing our understanding of its historical significance, identifying at risk artifacts for safe recovery in future expeditions, protecting and conserving the area for future generations, furthering current scientific study, engaging a world-wide community in discovering and identifying new artifacts and marine life never before seen, and inspiring the next generation of explorers.

Expedition Objectives

Image

  • Preserve the existing state of the site digitally.
  • Protect the site by comparing to 2010 imaging to determine the impact of the oceans and other expeditions on the site.
  • Study the deterioration at the site and the state of the Marconi Wireless Room.

Discover

  • New areas of the debris field.
  • New marine life previously unknown or unseen.
  • New areas of deterioration which could provide unobstructed access to the interior of the ship.

Inspire

  • Engage the worldwide community to be involved in the identification/determination of artifacts for future potential recovery.
  • Bring the wreck site to the public in exhibitions, classrooms, and immersive experiences through personal computers and mobile devices with unprecedented clarity to see what only a few in the world will ever see first-hand.
  • Involvement in carrying the legacy of Titanic forward by continuing the work at the site through education, career paths in science, technology, engineering, arts, deep ocean exploration, digital content, research, and creative storytelling.

Honor

The work and contributions of P.H. Nargeolet to our knowledge of the sea, of the Titanic wreck site, and of Titanic’s passengers and crew through the art of artifact recovery.

Partners

RMS Titanic, Inc. is very thankful for the support of our partners.

Our Team

RMS Titanic, Inc. is pleased to partner with world-renowned scientists, oceanographers, naval architects, microbial biologists, metallurgists, historians, and other experts for Titanic Expedition 2024. All expeditions to survey and recover artifacts have been a collaborative effort, bringing scientists from many different domains and countries together, united in the goal of studying the wreck site. We are honored to work with the following key individuals in the Titanic Expedition 2024:

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Troy Launay

President of TR LaunaY Inc. & Expedition Co-Leader
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David Gallo, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives for RMS Titanic, Inc. & Expedition Co-Leader
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Evan Kovacs

Director of Underwater Photography
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Rory Golden

Titanic Historian and Chief Morale Officer
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Jessica Sanders

President, RMS Titanic, Inc.
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FAQs

Expeditions allow RMS Titanic, Inc. to fulfill our Mission to preserve the legacy of Titanic and her passengers and crew, not just through artifact recovery, but also through continuous research, imaging, and educational initiatives. Technology is improving at an incredible pace and we are able to do more now than as recently as two years ago. We are committed to bringing the world current and relevant information in innovative and engaging platforms which, unlike the site itself, are accessible to the public and not just a select few. Expeditions allow us to bring the wreck site to the public and meet our responsibility as salvor-in-possession to preserve the site in perpetuity for future generations.

We are committed and passionate about sharing what we learn from our expeditions. The data we collect and the information we uncover spans the scientific, historic, and objects that can be collected, imaged, and analyzed, especially for education and cultural appreciation. However, by utilizing the latest technology and imaging and leveraging the expertise of some of the most respected minds in various fields, the range of domains that benefit from our expeditions to the Titanic wreck site include climate science, marine biology, engineering, geology, geophysics, cinematography, maritime operations, naval science, and public policy as well as the creative arts.

Our expeditions are deeply researched, planned, and executed to ensure the greatest of care and concern for the safety of our crew, respect for Titanic and the wreck site, and environment. It takes between 2 and 2.5 hours to reach the bottom of the ocean where the Titanic wreck site lies, about 2.5 miles below the surface. The exact length of the expedition depends on the objectives of the mission, the weather conditions, and other factors. The primary objective is the safety of all involved in the expedition.

We plan to release updates on Titanic Expedition 2024 on a regular basis. We know there is an intense curiosity and interest in this mission worldwide, and we want to fulfill our objective of educating the public about Titanic. The best place to make sure you are among the first to know is by following us on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and by becoming a Member here.

This will be the ninth expedition to Titanic and the first since 2010. To date, we have honorably and respectfully conducted eight expeditions to the wreck site in 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004. We recovered artifacts from the debris field in seven of those expeditions.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recognized RMS Titanic, Inc. as the exclusive salvor-in-possession of Titanic in 1994. RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only entity able to legally recover artifacts and we take the designation very seriously. As salvor-in-possession, RMS Titanic Inc.’s activities with respect to Titanic must account for the public interest.

No, the artifacts we recover are not sold. Our Collections team ensures that they are carefully protected and preserved upon recovery. Then, working with our collections experts, they research the history and lives that might have been tied to the artifact so that those stories can be shared with guests who visit our permanent, touring and virtual exhibitions.  They are also used in our educational programs to provide insightful and meaningful lessons in STEAM.

Museums can only display a scant number of objects and artifacts at any one time due to many limitations including space, curatorial staff, and other factors. RMS Titanic, Inc. believes it is in the best interest of the public to provide artifacts for display all over the world, which is why RMS Titanic, Inc. makes touring exhibitions of Titanic artifacts available. Our Collections team consists of some of the most respected, talented, and passionate professionally trained museum staff in the world.

TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition provides many opportunities to see permanent collections in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. Touring exhibitions, which are extensions of the permanent exhibitions, are located throughout the world. Check discovertitanic.com for the latest touring exhibitions.

One of the objectives of Titanic Expedition 2024 is to image, research, and engage the community on potential artifacts for future recovery in 2025 We will not recover artifacts on this expedition. The mission of the Titanic Expedition 2024 is to continue the important work of surveying, mapping, and imaging the Titanic wreck site and debris field.

Troy Launay

President of TR LaunaY Inc. & Expedition Co-Leader

David Gallo, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives for RMS Titanic, Inc. & Expedition Co-Leader

Evan Kovacs

Director of Underwater Photography

Rory Golden

Titanic Historian and Chief Morale Officer

Jessica Sanders

President, RMS Titanic, Inc.

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Deep Sea Operations

There is no singular credential needed to be a part of Titanic Expedition 2024.  Many of the team members have extensive, decorated careers in oceanography, diving, marine sciences, naval military service, and advanced academic degrees but the commonality lies in the commitment and dedication to preserve the legacy of Titanic.