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Winners from the MATE World Championship Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition

Whether virtually or in-person, several honors were awarded at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition World Championship that took place at East Tennessee State University, August 5-7. Among the in-person teams, Jesuit High School from Carmichael, CA took first place overall in the EXPLORER (advanced) class while North Paulding …

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2021 Machine Learning – Computer Coding Challenge

Your Mission: Harness the power of cloud computing to identify and quantify organisms in benthic video transects. Start with pre-built Artificial intelligence (AI) models or take it to the next level by building your own machine learning (aka coding) models. With those words, the MATE ROV Competition challenged students around the globe to use the …

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Introducing M8-R SIM – A Virtual Simulation Game for Educating Users on Operating a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle

Through collaboration, two National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers and a non-profit educational organization have developed a virtual-reality simulation of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that will make its debut this summer. Collaborators include Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD), the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and MATE Inspiration …

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Technician Opportunities Abound in Ocean Economy

Justin E. Manley, a marine technology innovator for three decades, sees many interesting, well-compensated opportunities in the ocean based or “blue” economy for people interested in hands-on, intellectual work. “There’s lots of roles that are a good fit,” he said. Among the challenges for technical educators is the historically low visibility of the maritime sector, …

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