What is SeaPerch WA?

SeaPerch West Asia is a regional innovative underwater challenge that is part of the International SeaPerch program.

SeaPerch International program prepares mentors and students to build a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) for submarine missions.

Students can build the ROV in a classroom or out-of-school setting with a special kit that consists of low-cost and easily accessible parts. The program follows a unique curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. SeaPerch provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM). Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, .teamwork, and technical applications

Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills for ship and submarine design encouraging students to explore naval architecture, marine, and ocean engineering principles. Students can learn important engineering and design skills with hands-on activities. Also, they will be exposed to all the exciting careers which are involved in naval architecture, ocean, and marine engineering.

The curriculum is specially designed to help the students to assemble the ROV from scratch, test it, and then participate in launching their vehicles. Students are encouraged to compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance - maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges