About Us

SeaMATE is an online store that offers beginning and intermediate underwater robotics kits and other products that support the teaching, designing, and building of ROVs.  Working at the SeaMATE store, student interns learn many aspects of running a business, from inventory to production, accounting, and product promotion, as they prepare for their future careers.

MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to providing students with educational experiences where they are inspired and supported to develop their technical, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial skills.  MATE II’s vision is a global community of learners, inspired by the ocean, innovating and collaborating to address societal challenges. 

MATE II was founded to support and sustain education activities initiated at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, a resource center established in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation via a grant to Monterey Peninsula College.  On January 1, 2021, MATE II assumed management of the SeaMATE online store, the MATE ROV Competition, and other related activities.