THE MATE ROV COMPETITION
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.
What is the focus for 2024?
From expanding the Global Ocean Observing System to protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity and unlocking ocean-based solutions to climate change, the 2024 competition mission tasks focus on SOLUTIONS that include ocean observing assets for data collection, reimagining the utility of telecommunications cables, administering probiotics for diseased coral, identifying healthy habitats for lake sturgeon, and deploying GO-BGC floats to monitor ocean health.
The ocean we need for the future we want.
We acknowledge and embrace the UN's "10 Challenges - 10 Years - One Ocean" and task our MATE competition community to design and build a remotely operated vehicle and the necessary sensors, tooling, and complementary technologies to monitor the health of the aquatic habitats of our Blue Planet, so that we can proactively and confidently answer the question "how do we move from the ocean we have to the ocean we want?"
"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