MATE Newfoundland & Labrador Regional ROV Competition


Get ready for the coolest competition of the year:  area students from local teams flying hand-built, remote controlled robots through a challenging series of precision maneuvers - all in under 15 minutes - underwater.  This year, the competition is challenging students to tackle problems that impact the entire world. Plastics clogging our rivers, lakes, waterways, and ocean, from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Climate change raising ocean temperatures, affecting the health of coral reefs. Contaminants in our waterways. You can find these scenarios from Pennsylvania to Portugal, Florida to Australia, the Western Pacific to the Mid-Atlantic, and Indianapolis to Indonesia.

2022 MATE Newfoundland & Labrador Regional ROV Competition
May 27-29
Memorial University - Marine Institute


Joe Singleton

Joe Singleton is the Assistant Head for the School of Ocean Technology at the Marine Institute of Memorial University. He is a professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in ocean and naval architectural engineering from Memorial University.

Joe's background varies primarily from manufacturing, design, and education. Aside from mentoring the MI/MUN ROV team (Eastern Edge Robotics), he has been helping with the coordination of the Newfoundland and Labrador regional MATE ROV competition since 2016.