MacArtney Connects to the Talent of Tomorrow

SeaDiscovery.com
Monday, June 17, 2013
Rov Competition (image courtesy of NASA)

Mutual learning and innovation was on top of the agenda, as MacArtney Inc. spent a weekend in the inspirational company of the underwater technology talent of tomorrow.

ROVs at NASA, Johnson Space Center
Only a few weeks ago, a team of MacArtney representatives and technicians paid a visit to the NASA Johnson Space Center, where the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) astronaut training facility hosted the regional branch of the annual international MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) students underwater robotics and ROV competition.

Operating out of the brand new MacArtney Mobile Workshop, MacArtney technicians assisted the participating high school and college students, working on their own ROVs, with advice, vehicle repair, cabling and connectivity.

Empowering future ROV innovators

As an industry leading company within underwater technology, featuring an extensive track record with regards to the interfacing, instrumentation, launch and recovery of remotely operated vehicle systems - MacArtney was extremely pleased with this opportunity to connect with potential future ROV innovators. The experienced MacArtney technicians were truly impressed by the scope and complexity of the MATE ROV projects and setups, as of which several might undoubtedly be serious contenders for the 2013 MATE title.

According to MacArtney Inc. President Lars F. Hansen, MacArtney will always give priority to supporting and empowering talented young professionals within the realm of underwater technology. "Whether they will turn out as future colleagues, clients or competitors, these young people represent the foundation upon which we will continue to build and develop our industry."

The MATE ROV Competition
The regional MATE competition, attended and sponsored by MacArtney, is part of an international event, supported by a network of 22 regional contests that take place across the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges and universities, participate. The competition consists of three different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and mission requirements.

The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that not only design and engineer, however, manufacture, market, and sell products. The different projects are evaluated by industry professionals who serve as competition judges. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competition also exposes students to ocean-related career opportunities and helps them to see the pathways to those careers

www.macartney.com

www.marinetech.org/rov-competition
 

  • MacArtney Mobile Workshop

    MacArtney Mobile Workshop

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Outdated systems Placing Maritime Vessels at Risk of Cyber-Attack

Maritime vessels are under significant threat of cyber-attack because many are carrying outdated software and were not designed with cyber security in mind, according to new research.

Maritime Future Summit: Digital Shipping

Autonomous ships, smart on-board systems: At the Maritime Future Summit on September 5, industry leaders will discuss the future of shipping. For the first time

Wood Group Bags Statoil MSA

Wood Group has been awarded an evergreen master services agreement (MSA) by Statoil to support the life cycles of its offshore  and onshore facilities. Work and

Education/Training

Returning to the Scene of the Shipwrecks

A participant in a diving field school last fall, graduate student Tori Kiefer is back to help a new set of students learn the joy of surveying shipwrecks.   Last fall,

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Mass. Maritime Students

Four students from Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) have been awarded Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships.   Chosen based on their academic achievement,

Automated Skill Erosion

The increasing automation of vessels is causing some mariners to lose basic maritime skills.   Cruise ship Royal Majesty Grounding During dinner on June 10, 1995,

News

Iranian Port Deal: Modi's Masterstroke

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a deal to develop the Chabahar port in Iran for which India will extend $500 million. The historic pact makes Chabahar

Winners of Ferry Design Contest Selected

Winners of International Student Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry to be revealed at the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference   Dr. Roberta Weisbrod,

Maritime Consolidation: Palfinger Aims to Acquire Harding

As maritime markets continue to struggle, merger and acquisition activity should heat up. Today, Austria's Palfinger Group announced that it intends to acquire

Underwater Engineering

Wood Group Bags Statoil MSA

Wood Group has been awarded an evergreen master services agreement (MSA) by Statoil to support the life cycles of its offshore  and onshore facilities. Work and

Aquabotix Debuts Mini Inspection Class ROV - The Endura

Aquabotix, a marine technology company delivering the accessibility of today’s electronics products to underwater ROVs, announces the immediate availability of the Endura.

Wood Group Develops Advanced Analytics Capability with CeADA

Wood Group today announced that it is collaborating with the Centre for Applied Data Analytics (CeADAR), located at University College Dublin (UCD), to launch a

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1397 sec (7 req/sec)