2022 SeaPerch Season

Thank you for a wonderful 2022 season!

The 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge was a success! The 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge took place both virtually and in-person at the University of Maryland, College Park, on June 4, 2022.

Visit the 2022 SeaPerch International Challenge Event Page for everything that happened during the event!

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June 4, 2022 | Maryland

The 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge

WELCOME TO SPACE EXPLORATION!

The 2022 SeaPerch Season was an exciting one! Much like the vacuum of space, the underwater environment presents many technical challenges teams faced. Underwater environments are used to replicate space during astronaut training and mission testing. Robots are becoming more common on the International Space Station (ISS) and astronauts perform a variety of tasks while aboard the ISS that are well suited for remotely operated and robotic support. The 2022 SeaPerch Challenge mission was inspired by these tasks.

To be clear, we did not send SeaPerch ROVs into space! This was all about underwater testing. The space environment was inspiration for team designs and a fun context for the mission course. 

The below event information applied to the 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge. Please check with your local regional coordinator for event information related to your local regional competition

Awards

Class Champions
Class Champions
Final Standings (updated June 6, 2022)

View Final Standings (updated June 6, 2022)

 


 

Middle School Stock Class:

SeaOwls GoFish (Florida)

 

High School Stock Class: 

*Kraken (Florida)

ProtoKnight Team 1 (Hawaii)

 

Open Class: 

Leatherbacks (Florida)

 

*During final score validation, it was determined that Kraken earned Class Champion for High School Stock Class and is recognized as co-champion with ProtoKnight Team 1. Congratulations to our champions!

 


 

Overall rankings were calculated by equally weighting and combining the Engineering Design, Team Video, and Mission Course scores. Obstacle Course scores were used for tie-breaking purposes.

Special Awards
Special Awards
Final Standings

Sportsmanship Award:

Neptune 3D from New Zealand

This award recognizes individuals or teams who demonstrate a commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity, and general goodwill towards others. Recipients of this award may be coaches, team members, parents, officials or anyone else that tournament officials or directors feel exhibit these traits.

 

Resiliency and Grit Award:

Robertsdale High School Navy JROTC from Alabama

As the name implies, this award is given to an individual or team who displays the capacity to recover quickly from challenges, maintains control of a difficult situation and devises new ways to tackle the problem, and shows courage and resolve or strength of character in solving a problem.

 

Spirit of SeaPerch Award:

Water Striders from Virginia

This award  represents the essence of the SeaPerch program. It is presented to a team or individual who exhibits exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their ROV, or an extraordinary idea beyond the standard build. This award is a way to acknowledge and encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.

Engineering Design Awards
Engineering Design Awards
Final Standings

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Middle School Stock Class:

1st Place

– SeaOwls GoFish (Florida)

2nd Place

– Lily Pads (Florida)

3rd Place

– Mayport Lionfish (Florida)

 

High School Stock Class:

1st Place

– Kraken (Florida)

2nd Place

– RoboJackets (Mississippi)

3rd Place

– ProtoKnights Team 1 (Hawaii)

 

Open Class:

1st Place

– Leatherbacks (Florida)

2nd Place

– Bubbleheads (Washington)

3rd Place

– Wavez (Puerto Rico)

Team Video Awards
Team Video Awards
Final Standings

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Middle School Stock Class:

1st Place

– SeaOwls GoFish (Florida)

2nd Place

– Adelson Kraken Kontrollers (Nevada)

3rd Place

– SeaOwls Team Buddy (Florida)

 

High School Stock Class:

1st Place

– On Porpoise (Michigan)

2nd Place

– Qatar Falcons (Qatar)

3rd Place

– Marlins (Virginia)

 

Open Class:

1st Place

– Leatherbacks (Florida)

2nd Place

– Eat My Bubbles 4.0 (Utah)

3rd Place

– Miramargineers (California)

Pool - Mission Course Awards
Pool - Mission Course Awards
Final Standings

View Final Standings

 


 

Middle School Stock Class:

1st Place

– Mayport Lionfish (Florida)

2nd Place

– HMS SeaBots: Team Avisa (New Jersey)

3rd Place

– SeaOwls GoFish (Florida)

 

High School Stock Class:

1st Place

– Kraken (Florida)

2nd Place

– ProtoKnights Team 1 (Hawaii)

3rd Place

– ProtoKnight Team 3 (Hawaii)

 

Open Class:

1st Place

– Leatherbacks (Florida)

2nd Place

– Wahkiakum Mecha Mules (Washington)

3rd Place

– Miramargineers (California)

Pool - Obstacle Courses Awards
Pool - Obstacle Courses Awards
Final Standings

View Final Standings

 


 

Middle School Stock Class:

1st Place

– Nautilus (Florida)

2nd Place

– Mayport Lionfish (Florida)

3rd Place

– Taco Storm (Texas)

 

High School Stock Class:

1st Place

– Kraken (Florida)

2nd Place

– Aquatic Birds (California)

3rd Place

– Aquarius (Florida)

 

Open Class:

1st Place

– Miramargineers (California)

2nd Place

– Leatherbacks (Florida)

3rd Place

– Wahkiakum Mecha Mules (Washington)

Required Events

Technical Design Report
Technical Design Report
(updated 10/08/2021)

Objective: Communicate your intentional design process.

 

Submission Format: Technical design report

 

Overview: Describe the intentional design process you completed for your SeaPerch ROV. This report should include all required sections in the instructions and provide judges with an understanding of your unique SeaPerch design and your team’s approach to developing this design. This report should focus on the the SeaPerch ROV your team designed to compete in the 2022 SeaPerch pool courses.

 

Resources

Report Instructions

Fact Sheet Template (PDF) (PPT) (Google Slide)

Scoring Rubric

 

Need a Starting Point?

Engineering Design Process Page

Team Video
Team Video
(updated 10/08/2021)

Objective: Clearly present your team and SeaPerch ROV design.

 

Submission Format: Video submitted in .MP4 format

 

Overview: Delivering ideas in a clear and convincing manner is critical to bringing your project to life and helping project supporters understand your ideas and be convinced of their potential. Prepare a short, 5-minute video introducing your team, describing your engineering design process, and providing a reflection on this season.

 

Resources

Team Video Instructions

Scoring Rubric

Pool Courses
Pool Courses
(updated 5/31/2021)

Objective: Demonstrate the performance of your novel ROV design.

 

Submission Format: No pre-event submission.

Teams will complete pool course runs on-site, in-person at the 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge.

 

Overview: Navigate your SeaPerch ROV through an obstacle course and a mission course including a series of tasks. Score points for time and successful task completion.

 

Note: International SeaPerch Challenge classes will include Middle School Stock, High School Stock, and Open Class with modified criteria for each class. Please carefully review the Competition Classes Overview document for the new requirements.

 

Obstacle Course Overview

The Obstacle Course tests high-speed maneuverability and requires the SeaPerch ROV to navigate the course as quickly as possible.

 

Mission Course Overview

The Mission Course is related to Space Exploration. The International Space Station (ISS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Mission is a simulation of the tasks and environment that an ROV might encounter while assisting astronauts on an EVA outside the ISS. Teams will be tasked with upgrading the ISS’s battery system and moving tools for astronauts.

 

Check out the build guide resources available below for information on building a full or mini course.

 

Resources

Pool Courses Overview & Preliminary Rules

Scoring Rubric: Obstacle Course

Scoring Rubric: Mission Course

For course build guide, visit the Course Build Guides section below on this page

 

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Optional Events

Real-World Innovation Poster
Real-World Innovation Poster
(updated 10/08/2021)

International Challenge Teams:

Real-World Innovation Poster is an optional event.

 


 

Objective: Explore real-world applications for underwater ROVs.

 

Submission Format: Digital poster

 

Overview: Identify a real-world issue and design a SeaPerch to address the issue. Create a virtual poster to tell us all about your project. Poster submissions can include anything from a conceptual design to a full project that you completed in the real world.

 

Example Projects:

Innovation Challenge: Design a prototype to collect microplastics with your SeaPerch.

SeaPerch in the Wild Project: Design a project inspired by the SeaPerch in the Wild project ideas.

Create Your Own: You know your local community best; design a project with an application best suited to your community’s needs.

 

Resources

Real-World Innovation Instructions

Poster Template (PPT) (Google Slide)

Scoring Rubric

 

Need a Starting Point?

SeaPerch in the Wild

Community and Outreach
Community and Outreach
(updated 10/08/2021)

International Challenge Teams:

Community and Outreach is an optional event.

 


 

Objective: Give back to the community.

 

Submission Format: Written statement (with photos and videos as applicable)

 

Overview: It’s time to give back. Whether you volunteer your time in your community or your team finds a way to connect and offer support online, we want to hear about it. No project is too big or small.

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Resources

Community & Outreach Instructions & Examples

Note: This is not a scored component but will be reviewed for special awards.

2022 SeaPerch Season Resources

Instructions & Templates
Instructions & Templates

May be modified for regional events.

 

Technical Design Report: Instructions

International Challenge – Required event

   

Technical Design Report: Fact Sheet Template (PDF)

International Challenge – Required event

   

Technical Design Report: Fact Sheet Template (PPT)

International Challenge – Required event

   

Team Video: Instructions

International Challenge – Required event

   

Real-World Innovation Poster: Instructions

International Challenge – Optional event

   

Real-World Innovation Poster: Template (PPT)(Google Slide)

International Challenge – Optional event

   

Community & Outreach: Instructions & Examples

International Challenge – Optional event

Scoring Rubrics
Scoring Rubrics

May be modified for regional events.

 

Technical Design Report: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Required event

   

Team Video: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Required event

   

Pool Courses: Scoring Rubric (Obstacle Course)

International Challenge – Required event

   

Pool Courses: Scoring Rubric (Mission Course)

International Challenge – Required event

   

Real-World Innovation Poster: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Optional event

 

Course Build Guides
Course Build Guides

Full instructions for how to build the 2022 season pool courses. May be modified for regional events.

 

Course Build Guide

International Challenge – Obstacle Course, Mission Course & Mini Course

2022 SeaPerch Challenge Master Parts List

International Challenge – Master Parts List

2022 SeaPerch Challenge Tasks

Simplified task that teams can build for practicing if they do not have a full course.

2022 Mission Course Power Cables & Battery Control

Instructions for the power cables and connectors for the mission course.

Course Build Guide Pool Course Updates v3.0

Updates to the Course Build Guide. 

 

Mission Course CAD Model Download 

Instructions for CAD Model

 

Mission Course CAD Model (view only)

International Challenge – Mission Course

 

Virtual Resources
Virtual Resources

Are you working remotely with your team and looking for resources to help? Here are a few great places to start and include some free educational offers from our amazing partners.

 

VPerch

Design, build, and test your SeaPerch in an online environment.

   

Autodesk Tinkercad

Design and model your SeaPerch in 3D. Suitable for all ages!

   

Autodesk Fusion 360

Design and model your SeaPerch in 3D. Ages 13+.

Space Exploration Resources
Space Exploration Resources

Do you want to learn more about space exploration? Here are some great places to start.

 

NASA ISS L.A.B.S Educator Resource Guide

This educator guide developed by NASA includes guided educational learning activities for 5th – 8th graders within four STEM modules.

 

International Space Station Home Page

Learn more about the ISS and the work astronauts do in space.

 

Real World: Analog Testing in Extreme Environments

See how NASA uses analog testing in extreme environments to simulate space explorations.

 

Video: External Pallet Release

Watch the Canadarm2 robotic arm release an external pallet in space.

 

Video: Battery Replacement Operations on the ISS

Watch the Dextre robot perform marathon battery replacement operations on the ISS.

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