2010 ROV Competition: Bringing Education, Industry, Environmental Agencies, and Government Together.
Experience the 2010 Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition LIVE at Discovery World!
This year teams of students from high schools around Southeast Wisconsin have partnered with businesses to compete in the MATE Center and Marine Technology Society’s annual ROV Competition. The ROV Competition challenges participating teams to build and deploy an ROV that must submerge underwater, take sensor readings, plot data, and collect samples of geologic features. You can experience this exciting competition LIVE in the midst of interactive science and technology exhibits and experiential learning programs at Discovery World.
Come and cheer on the students and learn more about water technology and Milwaukee’s Water Industry!
About the MATE ROV Contest
The MATE Center and the Marine Technology Society’s ROV Committee are organizing the 9th annual MATE International ROV Competition. The event is being hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, which is located on Hawaii’s Big Island. The competition theme focuses on the Loihi seamount, an active undersea volcano that rises more than 3,000 meters above the seafloor. The mission tasks challenge teams to deploy instruments, take sensor readings, plot data, and collect samples of geologic features as well as organisms that inhabit the volcano’s flanks. Employers (industry, businesses, government agencies, and research organizations) and working professionals are contributing to the event by donating funds, building materials, equipment, and facilities in support of the competing teams. Working professionals are also volunteering their time and technical expertise as mentors, technical assistants, and competition judges.
The Milwaukee Water Council, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute, School of Continuing Education, Discovery World, and the WIRED Regional Workforce Alliance present Building the Water Generation ROV Contest.