The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Northern Ireland region, in association with Titanic Belfast and Titanic Foundation, cordially invited me and a guest to the RGS-IBG Northern Ireland region oceanography talk with guest speaker
Dr Robert D. Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic wreck
9.30am – 12.30pm on Saturday 14 April 2012
at the Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast
Further talks in the morning included:
Dr Wes Forsythe, University of Ulster: ‘Exploring the ship wrecks of Ireland’ – an overview of how we are discovering and examining Ireland’s many ship wrecks, ancient and modern
Professor Derek Jackson , University of Ulster: ‘A new view of the sea bed – how modern technology is giving unique insights into the sea bed around the British Isles’
Professor Andrew Cooper , University of Ulster: ‘Ulster and the world – how Ulster’s marine scientists are playing a leading role in understanding the world’s ocean and coasts’
Dr Peter Heffernan , CEO Marine Institute Galway: ‘The Irish sea bed survey’
Today, 14th April, in 1912, began as it would continue with warnings of ice, this time from the Cunard ship Caronia, and Titanic continued to receive more warnings over the coming hours.
As the weather conditions continued to deteriorate over the course of the day, Titanic collided with an iceberg, in the evening; and the rest, sadly, is history.