The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. MTS facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information. It also advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans. The Society publishes a peer-reviewed journal — The Marine Technology Society Journal. It has three technical divisions and 31 Professional Committees (technical interest groups). The society hosts several conferences yearly. And, it supports 13 Sections, which focus on events and programs unique to their geographic areas, enhancing networking among local colleagues, businesses, universities and government/military offices.
MATE ROV Competition brings together a global community of learners to tackle realworld problems from around the world every year. Plastic clogging our rivers, lakes, waterways, and ocean, from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Climate change raising ocean temperatures, affecting the health of coral reefs. Global Community - and the requests for proposals is simple: design and build a remotely operated vehicle and the necessary sensors and tooling to tackle the realworld problems of plastics in our ocean, climate change's impact on coral reefs, and the consequences of poor environmental practices on our inland waterways. The solution to these problems focuses on remediation meaning cleaning up rather than fixing the root of these problems.
The biggest challenge for community is adapting to a new environment that favors smarter, cleaner, and healthier products and services and moving away from the mindset of the industrial era when pollution was tolerated, labor was just another cost ( and not real people), and bigger was better (and meant more money). Getting everyone thinking the same way and viewing the world as "What we have out there is all we have; there is no more".
And this is where your mission begins.
Task1: The Ubiquitous Problem of Plastic Pollution
Task2: The Catastrophic Impact of Climate Change on Coral Reefs
Task 3: Maintaining Healthy Waterways Part II: Delaware River and Bay