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Monterey Bay Regional Circle

Monterey Bay Regional

The MATE ROV Competition Monterey Bay Regional is designated for SCOUT, NAVIGATOR and RANGER class competition, hosted at Watsonville, California, and serves as the regional hub for team development in central California. Registration opens February 1, 2024!

2024 Regional Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Watsonville, California


Regional Host Organization: Marine Technology Society

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Matt-Monterey Bay

Regional Coordinator

Matt Gardner | email

Matt’s ROV career actually got started as a participant in the MATE ROV competition. He built his first underwater robot in 2001, as part of the Introduction to Submersibles class at Monterey Peninsula College. In 2003 and 2004, he was captain of his college’s teams that participated in the MATE international ROV contest, winning the Sharkpedo award for design innovation both years. After two fun and successful years as team captain, Matt asked the MATE ROV Competition if he could help. Soon thereafter he found himself the Competition Technical Manager, helping to design and build the product demonstration tasks. And in 2017, Matt became the regional coordinator for the Northern California - Monterey Bay regional.