[robotics-worldwide] [news] First call for SAUC-E 14 (Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge - Europe)

ferri at cmre.nato.int ferri at cmre.nato.int
Thu Feb 13 07:12:05 PST 2014

First call for SAUC-E'14 (Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge - Europe)

The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), La Spezia (Italy) is  pleased to announce that it will host the SAUC-E (Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge – Europe) for the fifth time in a row. The dates of the 2014 competition are September 20 – September 26, 2014. 
    To register your team: 
    - download the new Mission Rules;
    - fill the Intent to Compete form and send it by 30 May 2014;
    - fill the Quick Facts form with the features of the vehicle and send it by 30 May 2014;
    - send the journal article/video (for details see the Mission Rules) by 15 July 2014. 
    For details and official information please see:  

    Held since 2006, SAUC-E challenges the next generation of engineers to design and build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of performing realistic missions.  
The event is designed to encourage students to think aboutunderwater technology and related applications while fostering innovation and technology.  It also aims at getting young engineers and scientists to consider careers in the field. 
Participating teams must consist of 75% student members and have a faculty advisor.  
From2010 SAUC-E has been held in La Spezia (Italy) at NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), now Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE). After the success of the four first editions, competitors have once again in 2014 the possibility to deal with real life conditions (i.e. limited visibility and salty water) since the competition will be held for the fifth time at the CMRE waterfront, which is a sheltered harbor. 

SAUC-E’14  will be held one week before euRathlon 2014 (www.eurathlon.eu)[1]  marine robot competition that will be organized at CMRE as well, from September 29 to October 3, 2014.  

euRathlon is a European funded project that aims at organisingrobotics competitions from 2013 to 2015 to test the intelligence and autonomy of outdoor robots in demanding mock disaster-response scenarios.    
Gabriele Ferri, PhD in Robotics

Research Scientist, Research Department 
NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

Viale S. Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia, Italy

ferri at cmre.nato.int 

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