Tune in to the MATE ROV International Competition at the end of this month and cheer on the three competing teams representing Oregon:
- Explorer Class ROV team from Clatsop Community College
- Explorer Class ROV team from Linn-Benton Community College, and
- Ranger Class ROV team Typhoon Industries from Azalea, Oregon
This year’s contest focuses on shipwrecks, science and conservation in our National Marine Sanctuaries. Students will pilot their ROVs to explore and document an unknown shipwreck, collect scientific samples, inventory invasive species, and remove trash and debris, among other tasks – all staged in the 80-foot diameter, 600,000 gallon tank at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary facility in Alpena, Michigan.
Watch the competition LIVE on June 26-28 at www.marinetech.org. Go get ’em, Oregon teams!