Jim first saw the famous ship up close in 2000 as an on board lecturer in a Mir submersible. It was a truly awe-inspiring experience for him. Jim had the distinct honor and privilege to be the archaeological Principal Investigator of the iconic ship as part of an elite team of global scientists intent on virtually raising the Titanic with 3-D imaging and mapping every inch of her wreck and debris area, as part of his work as Director of Maritime Heritage with NOAA.