The MATE competition provides an opportunity for young people to become engaged in the issues of managing human activity in the oceans. These issues range from scientific explorations of ocean ecosystems to the high tech considerations of remote technologies such as subsea robotics. The far reaching consequences of these activities can be extended, not just from our own immediate concerns regarding planet Earth, but have major implications for human exploration of our solar system and perhaps beyond.
The winners of the Scottish competition in 2016, supported by SUBSEA UK, will get to travel out to the International competition finals being held in June at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas, USA. The 2016 competition manuals can be seen HERE to give you a flavour of what is required.
There may be potential for more of us to enjoy being part of this competition - check out the videos below and WATCH THIS SPACE for further news.