The experience

Become a mission specialist

active participation

Mission Specialists help achieve scientific research goals by engaging in various roles outlined by the Mission Director. By receiving training and continued instruction, Mission Specialists participate in each role as an active member of the crew. 

SUBSEA Support Roles:

Sonar and Laser Scan Operation
Conduct laser scans of the shipwreck and debris field.

Photography and Videography
Operate on-board cameras to capture photos and videos of sea life, shipwreck, artifacts and more.

Communications and Tracking
Assist the pilot with sub-to-surface communications.

Observation and Documentation
Help identify undersea objects, conduct species counts and record team’s observations.

Navigation
Assist the pilot in navigation throughout the dive with sonar and inertial navigation system.
 

Topside Support Roles:

Submersible Service
Participate in servicing the submersible after dive operations.

Communications and Tracking
Assist in Mission Control with ship-to-sub communications and monitoring the sub's position.

Dive Image Review
Download, review and process images captured during the dive.

Sonar and Laser Scan Analysis
Conduct a detailed review and analysis of the sonar and laser data to create an image of the wreck based on information captured during the dive.

Dive Planning
Assist in operational dive planning.
 

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