As a lifelong storyteller turned manned submersible pilot Erika Bergman is an ocean enthusiast and in 2013 was named a National Geographic Explorer. She studied chemical oceanography at the University of Washington while working as a diesel engineer aboard the tall ship S/V Lady Washington and a steam ship engineer aboard the S/S Virginia V. Since then she has worked as a submersible pilot for exploration, research and filmmaking. Erika is the editor of OpenExplorer, a site dedicated to supporting and curating a new era of connected, citizen exploration. She is also the co-founder of GEECs, Girls Engineering and Exploration Counselors, providing a network of engineering camps to girls around the world.
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Submarine Piloting 101

Erika Bergman

Join submarine pilot Erika Bergman as she takes you deep into the open sea. Discover an antique sunken aircraft and learn how it was captured in 3D with sophisticated modern software. Come face to face with life in the deep ocean, and learn the ropes to prepare for a dive day.

In addition to a brief Submarine Pilot Ground School and into the pathway to piloting, Erika will share her passion for expanding the future community of submarine pilots through Girls Underwater Robot Camps, a STEM initiative to get more women into Engineering and Exploration.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support