The 17th annual MATE international competition took place June 21-23 June 2018 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA, USA. It backed to 2013 venue again.
This year’s competition theme highlights the role that ROVs play and crew that can operate in salt and fresh water in the Pacific Northwest. The specific tasks for the ROV and operators include:
1) Locating the wreckage of a vintage aircraft and returning its engine to the surface
2) Installing or recovering a seismometer
3) Installing a tidal turbine and instrumentation to monitor the environment.
CMAss ROV Team placed 12th and third placed in Technical Documentation in thirty-seven teams from Ranger Class.