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Underwater robotics competition helps students build skills for ocean occupations

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For the challenge, students were required to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for tasks related to operating and maintaining an ocean observing system.

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Team members standin next to a pool preparing to launch  their project

Team members move their vehicle from their mission table to the pool deck as they prepare to launch it.

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Students launch remote underwater vehicle

Students from Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., the first place winners in the Explorer (advanced) class, prepare to launch their vehicle.

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Students retrieve remote underwater vehicles following competition

Teammates from Aptos High School in Aptos, Calif., the first place winners in the Ranger (intermediate) class, retrieve their vehicle after completing their pool missions.

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Students test their remote underwater vehicles

Before competing, students test their vehicles in the practice area of the pool.

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Students walking back with their remote underwater vehicles

A student team, with its ROV, heads to the pool deck to complete its mission run.

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