Watch MI Explore How Titanic Tragedy Changed Ocean Travel
Friday, April 13, 2012

On Thursday, April 12,  The Daily Planet will talk with our Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS) on how it used its state-of-the-art, full mission ship's bridge simulator, a 360-degree visual and full motion platform, to uniquely illustrate the Titanic voyage. Using a complete ship model of the Titanic, the CMS team was able to run several simulators to illustrate the effect of ship speed, location of the lookout and detection of different size ice.

As well, CBC television's The National will have a report from reporter Vik Adhopia on the Centre for Marine Simulation plus an interview with Kevin Strowbridge, an engineering instructor in MI's School of Maritime Studies, on the impact of the disaster on vessel design on Friday, April 13. It will also air on Here & Now.

The CBC Newfoundland and Labrador also offers an interactive feature on the how the Titanic sinking dramatically changed safey at sea with interviews and videos from the Titanic simulation, The Titanic simulation, Calm Air, developed by the Centre for Marine Simulation, will be open to the public in late June.

Calm Air is a full sensory interpretation of the Titanic's voyage, including dramatic re-enactment of events and a 360-degree visual and motion experience on the full mission ship's bridge simulator. More information on Calm Air is available online.