Drive to name underwater robot
A charity has launched a competition for schoolchildren to name a high-tech marine research robot submarine.
The contest winner will have their name painted on the side of Ocean Tech’s Remus 100 submersible alongside their winning entry.
Andrew Smith, the mission director at the marine research charity, said: “The environment and the community of Bermuda stand to benefit from this wonderful vehicle so it makes complete sense for the children of Bermuda to choose the robot’s name.
“We’d like people to get really creative with their ideas and videos.
“We had huge interest from local schools while our training vehicle was on the island, so we believe that this is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to get their children excited about ocean science.”
The winner will also be invited to the Remus 100’s launch at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Hamilton Parish on July 17.
Mr Smith added: “Our aim at Ocean Tech is to enhance marine research in Bermuda by allowing scientists and schools free access to our Remus 100.
Entrants should create a video to say why it is important to protect the oceans, what their chosen name for the sub is and why.
Videos should be filmed horizontally on a mobile phone, run for less than a minute and only feature one individual.
The videos must be uploaded to the Ocean Tech Facebook page at facebook.com/oceantechglobal/ by the deadline of June 21.
All submissions must be made by a parent or guardian of a child. Entrants must “like” and “share” the Ocean Tech Facebook page for their submissions to be accepted.
Parents or guardians must also agree to allow Ocean Tech to use their child’s film for promotional purposes.
• For more information, terms and conditions, visit oceantech.global
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