Chris Borne

Host Technician: Underwater Habitat-AQUARIUS

Scientists often need to spend many hours scuba diving to conduct research on coral reefs and marine life. The underwater research laboratory AQUARIUS allows scientists to live underwater, allowing them a more intense and productive period of research. Chris Borne's job is to train aquanauts (scientists living in the AQUARIUS) and staff in advanced diving techniques to ensure every that every mission is safe. A saturation mission takes more than 20,000 person-hours to successfully run. Borne's team is made up of commercial saturation divers, emergency divers, medical technicians and engineers.



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