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	Clearwater Middle School1st Place overall winners, Ranger catagory, at the 2017 ROV competition.</p>

Clearwater Middle School1st Place overall winners, Ranger catagory, at the 2017 ROV competition.

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	CedarBridge Academy; Best Overall Product Interview winners at the 2017 ROV competition.</p>

CedarBridge Academy; Best Overall Product Interview winners at the 2017 ROV competition.

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	More than 50 teachers from the Bermuda Union of Teachers designed, built and tested ROVs.</p>

More than 50 teachers from the Bermuda Union of Teachers designed, built and tested ROVs.

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	An innovative team uses a balloon for boyancy of the their ROV.</p>

An innovative team uses a balloon for boyancy of the their ROV.

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	Students have a go at designing ROVs and testing them at the BIOS dock.</p>

Students have a go at designing ROVs and testing them at the BIOS dock.

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	MARINE: Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education.</p>

MARINE: Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education.

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	Ocean Academy TA, JD Symonds, helps teachers design their ROVs at an Ocean Academy workshop.  </p>

Ocean Academy TA, JD Symonds, helps teachers design their ROVs at an Ocean Academy workshop.  

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	Competitors set their ROVs on a variety of missions, such as surveying and retrieving samples from a moon-like surface and collecting a coral sample from the deep sea.</p>

Competitors set their ROVs on a variety of missions, such as surveying and retrieving samples from a moon-like surface and collecting a coral sample from the deep sea.

In 2015, Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education (MARINE) became a core program within the Ocean Academy suite of opportunities. MARINE closely aligns students and educators with the cutting edge technology and scientific research at BIOS, and reflects BIOS’s commitment to expand the use of underwater vehicles within ongoing efforts to study and understand the complexity of ocean processes. MARINE is a multi-year design and engineering program that engages Bermudian students and teachers in the scientific concepts and practical applications of underwater robots.

MARINE focuses on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), hundreds of which are currently employed underwater around the globe by marine industries, underwater archaeologists, and scientific research programs. As students and educators learn to build and test ROVs in the classroom, MARINE supports and enhances Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. In addition to STEM based training, MARINE provides experiences that encourage the development of skills such as project management, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

MARINE is comprised of 4 main components:

  • Annual ROV design and piloting challenge for students aged 10-22 
  • Professional development workshops for members of the Bermuda Union of Teachers
  • Teacher Toolkits  including educational materials and curriculum ideas as a resource for technology education and STEM based learning. The current Teacher Toolkit is provided by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) center, which consists of instructional videos on how to assemble the Angelfish ROV
  • Students throughout each of the Ocean Academy programs will be positively impacted by MARINE-themed training as they take part in ROV design challenges at BIOS

Lead Supporting Donor for the 2018 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge: