Sea Perch

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: 2011-Ongoing

Description:

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications. Students are encouraged to compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge.

Contact: Sea Perch

Initiative Website: https://www.seaperch.org/index