marine forensics

marine forensics

[mə‚rēn fə′ren·siks]
(naval architecture)
A branch of naval architecture and marine engineering that uses comprehensive analysis and reverse engineering to determine how and why a ship sank.
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In 1996, the Marine Forensics Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers began investigating the Titanic disaster.
Working with Garzke, who is chairman of the marine forensics panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional group based in Jersey City, Foecke analyzed the two Titanic hull rivets, cutting them in half and probing their composition with tools like microscopes and image analyzers.
a naval architect who heads a team of marine forensic experts investigating the disaster.
To identify the wreck and determine what happened to the missing sub and its crew, NOVA assembled a team from both sides of the battle: Scientists, marine forensics experts, naval intelligence analysts, eyewitnesses, and American and Japanese veterans and historians worked side by side on the project.
Garzke, a member of the Marine Forensics Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a Jersey City group that advised the Discovery Channel on the investigation, was one of the expedition's main experts.
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