Junior high students will be given the chance to operate underwater remotely operated vehicles at the Marine Institute during the ROV SCOUT competition this weekend.
Students will design, build and operate a remote vehicle in series of underwater challenges, according to a news release from Memorial University.
Using the Marine Institute’s flume tank, students will have to use their ROVs to inflate lift bags to remove debris from a simulated shipwreck, transplant simulated coral and collect samples of oil from the shipwreck.
The challenge is meant to highlight the work done on Second World War shipwrecks while also highlighting the options for a career in ocean technologies.
This year’s competition will see 24 schools participate from across the province.