May 31 - June 1, 2024 | College Park, Maryland
Theme: Deep-Sea Exploration
First discovered in 1977 near the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, hydrothermal vents are a critical area of ocean exploration. ROVs are necessary to aid researchers in exploring the harsh environments that surround hydrothermal vents where extreme temperatures and pressures, toxic chemicals, and reduced visibility are the norm. The 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge was inspired by the wealth of information that can be gathered by exploring these deep-sea geysers.
We are pleased to continue our exciting partnership with NOAA Ocean Exploration and the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI) for the 2024 season theme of deep-sea exploration.
The below event information applies to the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge. Please check with your local regional coordinator for event information related to your local regional competition.