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 about underwater 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.

From 2010 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 three first editions, competitors had 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 fourth time outside at the CMRE waterfront, which is a sheltered harbor.

The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is now pleased to announce that it will host the SAUC-E competition for the fifth time in a row. The dates of the 2014 competition are September 20 – September 26.

The call for participants is open!
To register your team:
- download the Mission Rules (version 1.1);
- 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 5 August 2014.

Please send all the material to Gabriele Ferri, your Point of Contact (POC) at CMRE.


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Watch the NATO channel TV video on SAUC-E '12: part 1 and part 2.