Saturday, October 16, 2021
University of RI
This week, the University of Rhode Island hosts an open house for Titan, the five-crewmember submersible that recently completed a six-week expedition to document the Titanic maritime heritage site. Titan is a unique carbon fiber and titanium crewed submersible designed to take five people to depths of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet).
The submersible will be on the Kingston Campus Quadrangle from Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 14-16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public. Visitors will be required to wear masks and sign in to tour the submersible.
Professor Bridget Buxton arranged the viewing of the submersible in cooperation with the URI Research Foundation (URIRF) and OceanGate Inc., a company dedicated to providing state of the art submersibles that make deep ocean exploration possible for a wide variety of researchers and explorers. Buxton, chief archaeologist of the Titanic Survey Expedition, and her team supported OceanGate Expeditions during a series of 12,800-foot-deep dives to survey the wreck of the Titanic. The URIRF is supplying the funds and organizing logistics for bringing the vessel to the Quad.
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