MATE ROV Competition


The MATE ROV Competition is an underwater robotics (aka remotely operated vehicle or ROV) challenge that engages a global community of learners each year. This year, the MATE ROV Competition is highlighting the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and inspiring our global community to embrace environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts to create a sustainable future on our ocean planet. The competition is challenging its community to design and build an ROV and the necessary sensors and tooling to support work to combat climate change, provide clean energy, feed our growing global population, monitor ocean health, preserve our maritime history, and “deliver, together, the ocean we need for the future we want!”







MATE's mission is to inspire and challenge students to learn and creatively apply science, technology, engineering, and math to solving real-world problems in a way that strengthens critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation.



2022 MATE ROV Competition VR Portal: Virtual Reality for Social Engagement

The MATE ROV Competition VR World will persist into 2022!
Working together, NCAT and MATE have reimagined the 2022 MATE ROV Competition to include a virtual world that enables students and mentors from around the globe to experience the competition even if they can't participate in person. As it did last year, the 2022 MATE ROV Competition VR World will us to facilitate the social interaction, peer-to-peer networking, and shared experience that students value and appreciate most about the competition - and are especially craving during the time of this pandemic.





Looking to visit the MATE VR World?

We have got you covered with our step-by-step instructions to guide you through everything from Oculus Quest device setup to how to attend AltspaceVR events in both VR and 2D mode.