Discovery Hall Programs hosts an annual student ROV competition each spring. Teams of middle and high school students, along with their teachers/mentors, design, build, and test their own ROV before coming to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to compete against other student teams in a series of scientific missions.
The competition is supported by the GoMRI Deep-C Consortium and serves as the regional site for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) program.
The 2017 Competition will include SCOUT, NAVIGATOR and RANGER class competitions. The competition will consist of 2 mission attempts, a poster and oral presentation. In addition, students will hear from scientists at the Sea Lab who use ROVs for their research, go on a boat cruise on the DISL research vessel and participate in an ROV pool social.