Maritime Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge) 2019

Maritime Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

Developing the UK’s Future Maritime Autonomy Technologists

Maritime Autonomous Systems are of increasing importance to a wide range of sectors, including marine scientific and survey, offshore resource exploitation, maritime transport and defence and maritime security operations. The UK is a technology leader in this area and the Maritime Autonomous Systems Group (MASG) Council aims to enhance this reputation and encourage development and take-up of MAS technologies in the UK. A key part of this mission is to encourage young technologists working in this area and to help them develop careers that contribute to the future of the UK’s MAS industry. 

The Next Stage of the Competition is...

2-4 August 2019 with the on-water competition at Calshot Activity Centre: Teams will be selected from the submitted videos and given a common set of materials, including catamaran hulls, propulsion… Teams will then have four months to prepare their vehicles for the main event, which will be held over a weekend. This will comprise time to assemble their vehicles, followed by a number of challenges. The winner will be announced on the Sunday afternoon with the prize being £2,000.

Please read the Competition Rules and if you have any questions please email or visit our FAQs Page.


The MAChallenge is supported by:

National Oceanography Centre

With thanks to the companies that have taken up:

Sponsorship cos



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MSTG Council Meeting 2019

15/05/2019 10:30 - 13:00 View

The second MSTG Council meeting of 2019

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'Away Day' to the Port of Dover

21/05/2019 19:00 - 22/05/2019 14:00 View

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CMG Council Meeting 2019

23/05/2019 10:30 - 13:00 View

The second CMG Council meeting of 2019

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