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MATE California - Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition


2023 regional competition
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Location: Watsonville, California
In-Person Competition

The MATE Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition and all of our teams would like to thank our sponsors

Matt Gardner
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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