2023 Challenge

SeaPerch North Africa offers many prizes and awards giving the path to all the rising talents and future engineers the motivation to be inspired. The prize for the third-place 5,000 EGP, the second place 10,000 EGP, and the first place 15,000 EGP for the winning teams.

Explore the ocean with us!

Ocean explorers use innovative technologies to fill gaps in our basic understanding of how we impact the ocean and how the ocean impacts us. This knowledge helps us to protect ocean health, sustainably manage our marine resources, accelerate our national economy, better understand our changing environment, and enhance our appreciation of the importance of the ocean in our everyday lives. The 2023 International SeaPerch Challenge is inspired by these technologies.

We are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with NOAA Ocean Exploration and the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI) for the 2023 season theme of ocean exploration.

The event information below applies to the 2023 International SeaPerch Challenge. Please check with your local regional coordinator for event information related to your local regional competition.

Milestones Mandatory

Technical Design Report

Describe the intentional design process you completed for your SeaPerch ROV. This report should include all required sections in the instructions and provide judges with an understanding of your unique SeaPerch design and your team’s approach to developing this design. This report should focus on the SeaPerch ROV your team designed to compete in the 2023 SeaPerch pool courses.

Team Video

Delivering ideas in a clear and convincing manner is critical to bringing your project to life and helping project supporters understand your ideas and be convinced of their potential. Prepare a short, 5-minute video introducing your team, describing your engineering design process, and providing a reflection on this season.

Pool Courses

Obstacle Course Overview

The Obstacle Course tests high-speed maneuverability and requires the SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to navigate the course as quickly as possible.

Mission Course Overview

The Mission Course incorporates a mission that teams must complete with their SeaPerch ROV related to Ocean Exploration. The Ocean Exploration Mission is a simulation of the tasks and environment that an ROV might encounter while operating as a part of a multi-vehicle team with an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). Specific tasks include Mapping the Seafloor, Marine Life Interaction, and Water Sample Collection

Technical Design Report

Rubric Technical Design Report 2023


Technical Design Report Instructions 2023


Technical Design Report 2023


Team Video

Team Video Rules 2023


Rubric Team Video 2023



Competion Classes Overview


Build Guides

Pool Courses Overview & Preliminary Rules


Scoring Rubric: Obstacle Course


Scoring Rubric: Mission Course


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