LADC-GEMM Researcher Assists High School ROV Competition

3099Alex Turpin of NOAA recently supervised Team Finnovators of Newport High School, whose innovative ROV designed to collect oil samples and cap wells at sea received top honors in the Regional MATE competition. The team will advance to the 15thAnnual International MATE ROV Competition and is considering using summer internships at Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center to make improvements to the model SeaGliders to be used in future STEM activities.

What does the LADC-GEMM project and Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competitions have in common? Both are using technologies developed for ocean exploration; which can shed insight on the impacts from events such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.More….