Living and Working in SAM
Want to bring a crew to SAM? SAM is like no other Mars habitat analog, so even if you’ve been to one or two others, we promise a unique, valuable research platform and experience. Please review the following Phase I requirements which will be delivered as a word document following initial contact and engagement (at bottom).
Application: Phase I
- Institution or company (if any)
- Country(ies) of origin for all crew members
- Number of people in your SAM crew (min 1, max 4)
- Number of people in your Mission Control crew (min 1 on-site or remove, max 6 on-site)
- Confirm at least one experienced (published) researcher
- Will you provide team members for Mission control?
- Have you attended any other analogs before? Which one(s)?
- Duration of stay (5 days to 2 weeks; longer for experienced teams)
- Basic field of research
- Briefly describe your proposed study
- Receive and review associated fees
Application: Phase II
- Mission statement
- Research plan — undergoes a review and approval process
- Publication plan — undergoes a review and approval process
Pre-Arrival Certifications and Training
- Approved Conflict Resolution training for the full team
- CPR and First Aid training for at least 2 team members
- COVID test for all team members, 48 hours prior to arrival to B2
On-site Training + Debrief
- One full day on-site training at Biosphere 2 prior to entry
- Morning debrief before departure from Biosphere 2
View the Visiting Team Calendar. We are now processing team applications for fall ’23. You may contact us to initiate a conversation (Phase I above), formulate your mission objectives, and establish the cost associated with your mission.