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What is the 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. 

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What is the focus for 2023?

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.

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The ocean we need for the future we want.

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!"

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Mentor Testimonial

"This is the way STEM should happen and how you bring students into the field - with application and engagement. MATE has their priorities straight."

- ROV Team Mentor


Watch the World Championships LIVE!

Can't attend the MATE World Championships in person? We've got you covered. Watch the live competition via Twitch. 
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