MARINE hosts Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Challenges offering students the opportunity to design their own ROVs, and then deploy their self-built ROVs in underwater missions alongside their peers. Possible missions include documenting a local seamount, measuring lionfish populations, or recording temperature data during hurricane season. The MARINE ROV Challenges incorporate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM topics), all of which play an integral role in providing young people with the skills necessary to succeed professionally in a wide range of careers, and to be informed citizens in a complex and rapidly advancing society.
In 2021, BIOS established the Underwater Robotics Innovation Test Pool. If you are a teacher interested in utilizing the pool for your class to participate in engineering and design challenges in 2022, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a teacher interested in building an underwater robotics program at your school for competing in the 2023 MARINE ROV Challenge? Please contact email@example.com.
The 2023 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge will be hosted in April 2023 at the National Sports Center. If you need assistance please contact Kaitlin Noyes.