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MATE Nova Scotia Regional Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition

May 14, 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm

What is the MATE ROV Competition?

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center coordinates an international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition and a network of 20 regional ROV contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, and Japan. Student teams from upper elementary, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competitions consists of three different “classes” that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

In addition to technical skills, the events help students to develop the ability to problem solve, think critically, and work as part of a team. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competitions also expose students to ocean-related career opportunities and help them to see the pathways to those careers.

This year the Nova Scotia Regional ROV Competition will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Halifax Centennial Pool, 1970 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia between 10am and 5pm. Teams from Auburn Drive High School, Dartmouth High School, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering and the Nova Scotia Community College will take part in the event. Teams will do technical presentation on their vehicles during the morning and will compete in the pool after lunch. The public is welcome to view the underwater competition during the afternoon from the viewing deck at the Halifax Centennial Pool and meet the teams in the lobby when they are not competing.

General information on the competition rules and objectives can be found on the ROV Education and Resources (ROVER) website here. Inquiries about the Nova Scotia Competition can be directed to the competition coordinator, Mr. Peter Pearl, at

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