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Tools for Tomorrow's Science and Technology Workforce: MATE's 2006 ROV Competition Sets Students' Sights on Ocean Observing SystemsTeams participating in the 2006 ROV competition organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center and the Marine Technology Society's (MTS) ROV Committee experienced first-hand the scientific and technical challenges that many ocean scientists, technicians, and engineers face every day. The competition tasked more than 1,000 middle and high school, college, and university students from Newfoundland to Hong Kong with designing and building ROVs to support the next generation of ocean observing systems. Teaming up with the National Office for Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observations, Ocean. US, and the Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks (ORION) Program, the competition highlighted ocean observing systems and the careers, organizations, and technologies associated with ocean observatories. The student teams were challenged to develop vehicles that can deploy, install, and maintain networks of instruments as well as to explore the practical applications and the research questions made possible by observing systems.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Zande, Jill (Marine Advanced Technology Education Center Monterey, CA United States)
Meeson, Blanche (Ocean U.S. Arlington, VA, United States)
Cook, Susan (Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education Washington, DC, United States)
Matsumoto, George (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Inst. Moss Landing, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 2006
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2006(Boston, MA)
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