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Information on the MATE International ROV Competition

Underwater Robot Challenge 2017

12th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE  International ROV Competition


Dates: 22-23 April 2017


Venue: TO BE ADVISED

PORT CITIES OF THE FUTURE:  COMMERCE, ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Details are at http://www.marinetech.org/missions-specs--scoring/






Once again The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong (The IET Hong Kong) is the organiser of the Hong Kong Regional Contest. The IET Hong Kong is the second largest overseas branch of the IET, UK's largest professional engineering institution, and also the world's largest professional engineer awarding body.

The  Marine Advanced  Technology  Education (MATE)  Centre  (located  in  California,  USA),  in association  with the  Marine Technology Society's  ROV Committee,  has  been  organising  the International Remote Operated Contest  for the past sixteen years.  This is aimed at school, college and university students. The winners in Hong Kong will go to the International Finals in Long Beach, California, USA in June 2017.

This year we will again also invite teams from Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China to take part on the final contest day so that they can qualify for the MATE International Contest in the USA in June 2017.

In addition to being fun and educational, these competitions connect  students  and  educators with professionals from marine industries, and those involved with marine conservation, as well as  to promote the development of technical, problem  solving,  critical thinking, and teamwork skills.

So far nearly 100 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.

As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly paid to MATE in accordance with MATE Centre guidelines.




For more details of the competition classes and missions please see below:

EXPLORER / RANGER Class


Hong Kong EXPLORER / RANGER contest follows the MATE International ROV Contest missions and rules. Teams meeting the MATE EXPLORER / RANGER qualification criteria are eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

Eligibility:

In general, the eligibility of team is mainly followed the guidelines from MATE organization. For more detail information, please refer to the following link:

General information: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility/

Eligibility for Explorer Class: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility-explorer/

Eligibility for Ranger Class: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility-ranger/



Mission, engineering and qualification specifications


For EXPLORER Class

* 2017 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing (pdf, 686Kb)

* EXPLORER Class Preview Product Demonstration (pdf, 723Kb)

* 2017 EXPLORER Competition Manual (pdf, 2,033Kb)



For RANGER Class


* 2017 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing (pdf, 686Kb)

* RANGER Class Preview Product Demonstration (pdf, 704Kb)

* 2017 RANGER Competition Manual (pdf, 2,036Kb)


Reference material:

* Technical reports from previous international competitions


QUALIFICATIONS

RANGER Class

* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o If there are more than 10 individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international.

o If there are less than or equal to 10 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international.

* Teams from outside of Hong Kong compete again each other

o If there are more than 10 individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international.

o If there are less than or equal to 10 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international.

EXPLORER Class
* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o If there are 5 or more individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international. Note that these winners must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.

o If there are less than 5 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international. Note that this winner must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.

* Teams from outside of Hong Kong

o Teams from countries outside of Hong Kong will advance to the international provided that they pass the MATE demonstration requirement.

o If there is more than one team from a given country, the top ONE winner from that country advances to the international competition. Note that this winner must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.



Registration for 2016/17

Early bird registration
Due on 16 January 2017 (Monday)

Standard Registration
Due on 31 March 2017 (Friday)

Regional Registration Fee HK$1,000 (for Early bird registration)
HK$1,200 (for Standard registration)



NOTES:


1. Maximum number of teams to be registered for Regional Competition including both Hong Kong Teams and out of Hong Kong Teams:
Explorer Class : 8 teams
Ranger Class : 24 teams

2. Participating teams will be registered in first-come-first-served basis.

3. Regarding the number of teams in RANGER Class, the maximum number of teams per school / community organization of comparable grade levels is two. The first team will have higher priority to participate in the competition. The second team will be considered provided that there are no common students, i.e. students can only participate in one team, and subject to a lot draw should there be vacancy existed.

4. The winning teams may be invited to participate in promotional activities for the event, such as exhibitions / seminars / roadshows / interviews, etc.


Key DATES  for 2017 Competition
15 November 2016

Release of complete completion manual
07 January 2017
10:30 - 12:00
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Briefing session of Hong Kong Regional Competition 2017
16 January 2017

Early bird registration close
20 January 2017

Confirmation of the first school teams in early bird registration
05 February 2017

Confirmation of the second school teams in early bird registration, if vacancy available
Early March 2017
TBA
Safety Workshop and Briefing on Hong Kong Regional Competition 2017
07 April 2017

Standard registration close
22-23 April 2017
TBA
Underwater Robot Challenge 2017
23-25 June 2017 Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California, USA 2017 International ROV Contest








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