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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discovered by BOEM in the course of underwater research and oil and gas exploration, these shipwrecks are important submerged cultural resources that provide a unique window into

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Manned Submersible Will Laser Scan Titanic Wreckage

The Titantic Survey Expedition will use a 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser scanner installed on OceanGate’s Cyclops2 manned submersible vehicle to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and the surrounding debris field. The data, overlaid with 4K images, will allow creation of real-time 3D models with millimetric resolution. The mission will depart from St. Johns, Newfoundland in June

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Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage

Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as networked underwater cameras. The company has issued a statement that this kind of equipment could be useful for surveying underwater damage to infrastructure at ports, offshore drilling rigs and various submerged coastal structures. They are launching a new

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