Underwater archaeologist Chistian Pétron, one of the main protagonists of campaigns for recovering the legacy of Titanic, says that much remains to investigate the wreck and that the job requires relatively soon, since bacteria are demoting iron the wreck, which may disappear over a period of between 100 and 150 years. This appreciation was one of the conclusions presented in the academic event organized by the Section of Technological Sciences of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) under the title “Titanic: cómo tomar imágenes a 3.800 metros de profundidad” (Titanic: how to take images at 3,800 meters deep) last October 5 and that echoed the television program “8 al dia”, from 8TV.


Intervening in the event as speakers the full academician Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea, who speaked on maritime safety before and after the tragic sinking of the legendary transatlantic, and the specialists in history, photography and techniques of underwater archeology Frederic Malagelada, Pere Izquierdo, Josep Maria Castellví and Christian Pétron. The session was conducted and moderated by Andrés Clarós.