A limited number of mission specialist crew positions are available on each mission. As a mission specialist you will join one submersible dive to the wreck site and assist the expedition crew in one or more support roles aboard the dive support ship and aboard Cyclops 2 during your dive.
Mission Specialists are adventurers or explorers who financially support the expedition and join the crew for an 11-day mission, make one submersible dive, and assist the expedition crew in one or more support roles aboard the surface vessel and aboard Cyclops 2 during a dive.
Credentialed or accomplished experts in shipwreck exploration, Titanic history, film making, seafloor mapping, marine biology or technical fields who are selected to provide expertise or equipment necessary to achieve the mission objectives.
To help fulfill its mission to open the ocean to human exploration, the OceanGate Foundation may sponsor up to two crew postions on each mission for educators and/or students. For program details or to submit an application to join the expedition, please visit: OpenTheOceans.org/join
Conduct laser scans of the shipwreck and debris field.
Operate on-board cameras to capture photos and videos of sealife, shipwreck, artifacts and more.
Assist the pilot with sub-to-surface communications.
Help identify undersea objects, conduct species counts and record team’s observations.
Assist the pilot in navigation throughout the dive with sonar and inertial navigation system.
Participate in servicing the submersible after dive operations.
Assist in Mission Control with ship-to-sub communications and monitoring the sub's position.
Download, review and process images captured during the dive.
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.
Assist in operational dive planning.