Ocean Exploration Professional Committee


The Ocean Exploration Committee will encourage and build upon the renewed interest in marine exploration, providing information on new technologies and methodologies while upholding the mission of MTS to disseminate knowledge to a broad and multidisciplined, global audience.

Committee Chair

Dr. Erika Montague (BIO)
Director of Science and Technology
OceanGate, Inc.

Dr. Erika Montague has over 12 years of experience in collaborative multidisciplinary research and development of in-water observatories and video integration.

Focused on the development and communication of device technology to meet the needs of science, government and industry.

Specialties- Project Management of Research and Development:

  • Usability Testing
  • Oceanographic Research
  • Underwater Imaging
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Educational Outreach

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