2016 MATE international competition
From the Gulf of mexico to jupiter's moon europa: rov encounters in inner and outer space
The 2016 MATE competition highlights how technologies developed for use in the harsh ocean environment can also be used in outer space - and vice versa.
The 15th annual MATE international ROV competition will take place June 23-25, 2016 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, TX.
Teams must compete at the nearest regional competition or complete a demonstration of their vehicle to earn the opportunity to move on to the international competition. Click here
to find information about the regional contest nearest you. Not sure which regional your team would participate in? Contact Jill Zande
The links below will become active as information is available.
- Missions, Specs, and Scoring
- Information about the NBL
- LODGING & TRAVEL (including shuttle) INFORMATION
- NASA visitor's center and tours
- Space Center Houston (tours can be booked through this site - we are working on discounted tickets!)
- Team travel assistance. Sorry, no travel stipends will be available this year.
- Shipping Information
- Map of the area with electronics and hardware stores, eateries, and more
- KEY DEADLINES
- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- Safety inspection protocol
- EXPLORER class teams and number assignments
- RANGER class teams and number assignments
- Judge and volunteer roster