Nice resource. I point out to teachers etc that competition websites like MATE provide team reports from previous years building up a knowledge base and researching possible solutions. Like desktop system studies and market scanning !
One other competition I became aware of in the UK, is the STEM Challenge, which is industry led via SubseaUK. It has a different format in that it does not have a pool or other water element, rather it is focused on ideas, design and desktop mock-ups and is a short duration event.
I have been wondering how long it is before one of these teams make use of, or extends, simulator resources like VPerch.
An aside, SubseaUK’s newsletter / magazine often carries ROV news and with reference to the post by @rjehangir on the rise of term underwater drone, the September edition included a headline “Drones of the Future”, a write up on Subsea 7’s / i-Tech’s inspection class AUV. The words “ROV without a tether > drone” caught my eye on a reread !