WELCOME TO DEEPARCH!
The MIT Deep Water Archaeology Research Group, DeepArch, is developing methodology for archaeological investigations in the deepest parts of the world's oceans (to 6,000m deep) using advanced sensors, robotics, and submersibles. DeepArch conducts research that includes archaeologists, historians, engineers, and oceanographers, so that the challenge of working in deep water can be approached from all angles. Leaders in these fields are brought together through lectures, conferences, and expeditions, to investigate the tools and methods needed to study this complex discipline. In addition, DeepArch believes in the education of a new generation of archaeologists and engineers, and we participate in a number of educational opportunities, including public lectures and ROV competitions.
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2nd Annual MATE ROV Competition
DeepArch is hosting the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) national ROV competition at the new MIT Zesiger Center. High school and college students from around the country have been working on their vehicles for a year, and the teams that will compete at MIT have already been winners at regional qualifying competitions. This event will see some twenty teams of budding engineers test their wits against each other in fun and exciting trials at the bottom of the new MIT pool.
In addition, there will be a series of guest lectures, including our very own Claire Calcagno. Come support the teams and listen to the speakers on archaeology and technology!
Thursday, 19 June
Friday, 20 June
Saturday, 21 June
Click here for more information about the competition.