Great Lakes Calendar
MATE Regional ROV Competition
The public is welcome to observe the MATE Regional ROV competition, an annual underwater robotics competition for students. Winners of this regional event in Alpena may go on to compete internationally.
Get ready for the coolest competition of the year: area students from local teams flying hand-built, remote controlled robots through a challenging series of precision maneuvers – all in under 15 minutes – underwater. This year, the competition is challenging students to tackle problems that impact the entire world. Plastics clogging our rivers, lakes, waterways, and ocean, from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Climate change raising ocean temperatures, affecting the health of coral reefs. Contaminants in our waterways.