ROV Competition

People stand next to an indoor pool with robotic equipment on folding tables.
Teams of students from around the southeast U.S. compete in the regional competition in Savannah, Georgia. Photo: NOAA

Gray's Reef Southeast Regional MATE Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition is an opportunity for teachers and their students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through building model ROVs that operate like actual ROVs in real life scenarios undertaken in ocean exploration and research.

Since 2004, the southeast regional ROV competition has given teams the opportunity to "strut their stuff" by competing for the right to represent our region in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition. Teams that win the regional competition, move onto the international competition held each summer.

For more information and how to participate, visit the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.