MATE ROV Competition

2021 MATE Mission Challenge: Who Cares Wins

SCOUT-class ROV tasks

THE UBIQUITOUS PROBLEM OF PLASTIC POLLUTION

  • Disconnect the power to a Seabin

  • Replace an old mesh catch bag on the Seabin with a new one

  • Reconnect the power to a Seabin

  • Remove floating plastic debris from the surface

  • Remove a ghost net from midwater

  • Remove plastic debris from the bottom

THE CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON CORAL REEFS

  • Fly a transect line over a coral reef

  • Remove coral fragments from the nursery structure

  • Outplant coral fragments into the reef

  • Cull an outbreak of Crown of Thorn sea stars

  • Collect samples of sponge species for pharmaceutical research

MAINTAINING HEALTHY WATERWAYS PART II: DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY

  • Return a sediment sample to the surface

  • Determine the type of contaminant present in the sediment sample

  • Retrieve a sample of mussels and estimate the number of mussels in a mussel bed

  • Estimate the total amount of water filtered by the mussel bed

  • Remove a trap full of eels

  • Place an empty eel trap in the designated area

Gray's Reef MATE ROV flyer June 2020.pdf

Pick your teams level of competition below for more information on this year's mission challenge.

SCOUT Class

(Entry)

NAVIGATOR Class

(Intermediate)

RANGER Class

(Experienced)

EXPLORER Class

(Advanced)

Not sure where to begin? Request a teacher workshop for professional development.

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Thank you to our Sponsors: The Littlejohn Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Interstate Battery and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary