News & Events

Monterey Regional Information Document

Hi Northern California ROVers:

​Attached is the Monterey - Northern California Regional Information document.  This document has important information about the Monterey competition.  Please read this document before registering teams to the competition.  I have asked the MATE registrar to open up registration on January 14th.  I will send an email out to the listserv when registration has opened.  
Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
Monterey - Northern California Regional Coordinator

2019 Competition Dates and Locations

Hi Northern California ROVers:

​We have the dates for both the Monterery Bay and Cal Maritime regional competitions.

​Monterey Bay - Northern California
​Saturday, May 11, 2019.
​Watsonville High School (Watsonville, CA)

​Cal Maritime 
​Saturday, April 6th, 2019
​Cal Maritime (Vallejo, CA)
​NAVIGATOR and SCOUT classes.  

​Registration for both events will open in January.  

Competition Information Listserv

Hi Monterey Bay ROVers:  

​I will be posting all the information about the regional competition here.  However, I will also be sending it out to my competition listserv.  If you want to be on that list and have the information emailed to you, please let me know.  Send me an email at and ask to be added to the listserv.

​Matthew Gardner
​MATE Center
Monterey Regional Coordinator

Workshops in the Monterey Bay Area

Hi Monterey Bay ROVers: MATE Monterey Bay is partnering with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to run an Underwater Robotics Workshop.  This is a control box building workshop - you will learn electricity, basic electronics, soldering and how to put together a control box.  This workshop will be held at the Sanctuary Education Center (SEC) in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, January 19th.  Check out the attached flyer for additional details.  

​Previous workshops


Hi Monterey Bay ROVers:

​Here is an opportunity to showcase your ROV and your Robotic Skills.  

​Student Robotics Fair at the Civic Center Library, Livermore, CA.  See the Student Robotics Fair flyer attached below.  

​Previous Opportunities: ​Here is an opportunity to chat live with researchers and educators on a ship operating an ROV:  

2019 Competition Season

Hi Monterey Bay and Northern California ROVers:

​We at MATE are busy preparing for the 2019 Competition season.  We are still working on dates for our events (workshops, competition days, pool practice, etc.).  When dates and times for events/activities are confirmed, I will send out information to those on my ROV list as well as posting them here in the News & Events tab.  If you are not on the Monterey-Northern California ROV list, let me know and I will get you added.

​Thanks all.  Looking forward to an exciting year of ROVs!

​Matthew Gardner

2018 Event Archive

Hi All:

​Attached are the results from 2018 Monterey Regional Event.  
Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
Monterey Bay Regional Coordinator

2017 Event Archive

Scores and prizes from the 2017 Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition.  May 12, 2017.  Aptos High School.

2016 Event Archive