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2024 MATE World Championship

June 20 - June 22

The MATE ROV Competition is an annual underwater robotics (aka remotely operated vehicle or ROV) challenge that engages a global community of learners. From expanding the Global Ocean Observing System to protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, and unlocking ocean-based solutions to climate change, the 2024 competition mission tasks focus on solutions that include ocean observing assets for data collection, reimagining the utility of telecommunications cables, administering probiotics for diseased coral, identifying healthy habitats for lake sturgeon, and deploying GO-BGC floats to monitor ocean health.

For 2024, the MATE ROV World Championship event (June 20-22, 2024), will be one of the largest and most internationally diverse yet! 82 teams from 17 different countries will be converging in Kingsport, Tennessee to put their underwater robotics skills to the test. Teams will be traveling from near and far to compete, including the United States, Canada, Scotland, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.


June 20
June 22


Kingsport, TN