Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

Relaunching in 2021! 

In light of the Covid-19 Restirctions, this year’s challenge has been revised. Teams will be invited instead to present their proposed solutions to the challenge in a Webinar format.  A series of Webinars will be held during June during which each team will present their innovative solutions, describing in detail how they would have tackled the challenge. A £500 prize will be awarded to the team deemed to have presented the best solution. Industry sponsors will also present examples of their related activities in the field.

Based on the maturity of the solutions proposed and sharing of ideas, the challenge for next year will be adapted, to stretch the teams further and bring their solutions to life in an on-water competition at Calshot Outdoor Activities Centre. This year’s finalists will be offered automatic entry, with additional places up for grabs in Marine Autonomy Challenge 2021.

Developing the UK’s Future Maritime Autonomy Technologists

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in June next year. Each qualifying team is given a 2m catamaran and must design the autonomy to allow the platform to achieve a series of challenges – a cash prize of £2000 awaits the winning team. Our aim is to bring on the next generation of marine technologists and to encourage development and take-up of marine autonomous systems technologies in the UK. 

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PTG Council Meeting 2020

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The second PTG Council meeting of 2020

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Maritime Sector Opportunities in Singapore Webinar

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