Colin Cobb – Project Leader

colin-cobbColin Cobb is the Director of Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House in Belfast where the famous ship was built. Colin’s interest in Titanic began in his childhood when the wreckage hadn’t yet been found and it’s location was still a mystery. It was at the same time that the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance caught his attention and years later he was inspired to re-examine the final flight and determine why Earhart failed to find Howland island. Colin leads the Stratus Project with passion, determination and a fresh approach to the Earhart disappearance.

 “Finding Earhart’s Electra would be the greatest discovery since the Titanic”

A word from Colin…


“Amelia said “Adventure is worth while in itself”   That has been true to me my whole life.  When I was a boy I dreamt of discovery and venturing into the unknown and I would lose myself in the pursuit of the unsolved.

Titanic was one of those unsolved mysteries that captivated me and my ambition was to find and raise her from the ocean floor. But you have to remember I was an undaunted 13 yr old boy when Titanic was finally found in 1985 by Dr Robert Ballard.  Although I never discovered Titanic my passion led me many years later to become the director of Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House in Belfast. It was here that the search for Amelia Earhart had its genesis. Amelia’s story captivated me with a boyhood enthusiasm I hadn’t felt since I was young.  It wasn’t enough to learn about her, I had to go beyond the norm and solve the mystery.

We have a great team, and we feel we have the answer to the Earhart mystery. I’m very proud of what we have achieved so far. We have thrown our cap over the great wall of the unknown and we are determined to follow it.”