Building Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
Marine Science, Technology, and GIS:
Where are the fish? Using GIS to model marine habitats.
In an attempt to address the needs of a
rapidly expanding area of marine technology, and the growing interest in the
MATE/MTS ROV Committee Student ROV Competition, one of the MATE
Center's 5th Annual Summer Institutes for Faculty Development focused on
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).
This Institute provided a forum for educators already
involved in ROV design and building projects and some educators who were
highly motivated to jump in at an advanced level to: (1) share what they were
doing and learn from others; (2) obtain information about advanced ROV-related
topics such as piloting and sliding potentiometer control systems; and (3)
learn about the many career opportunities available in the submersible
As in 2002, the MATE Center hosted the second of two faculty workshops on topics related to the marine environment, marine technology, and the applications of GIS. This workshop facilitated a closer interaction between marine science and GIS faculty, thereby helping to increase the diversity of faculty and students exposed to GIS, marine technology, and marine technical careers. Faculty gained an awareness of career opportunities in the marine technical field, while increasing their understanding of technologies applied to ocean activities. Some of the many Institute activities included:
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