Erika Bergman is a full-time submersible pilot for Aquatica Submarines in Vancouver, British Columbia. She began her career in chemical oceanography, studying at the University of Washington while working as a diesel engineer and a steam ship engineer. In 2013, she was named a National Geographic Explorer for her "Classrooms Under the Sea” Expedition—live streaming video from submersibles. She now produces 360 video for National Geographic (NG) and writes for various NG publications. Weaving together her passions for submersible engineering, rich media storytelling, and outreach, Bergman founded GEECs, Global Engineering & Exploration Counselors, providing a network of engineering camps and mentorship to girls around the world.
Submarine pilot Erika Bergman is a restless spirit who fearlessly explores unchartered waters. Follow Bergman as she voyages high outside her undersea comfort zone into the jungle treetops of Costa Rica.
Join National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman on a high-climbing adventure in the Costa Rican tree canopy.
Explore a tropical wonderland filled with waterfalls, rainforests, and wildlife with National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman.
Soar to new heights on a challenging tree climb with National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman.
Discover how a treetop expedition in Costa Rica is inspiring National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman to reach even higher.
Andrés will depart from the boiling Amazon River on a mission that will take him deep into the heart of Iceland, from frigid caves to a dormant volcano.FOLLOW ALONG
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