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 pleased to announce that it will organise the SAUC-E competition for the sixth time in a row. The dates of the 2015 competition are September 17 – September 21.

This year, SAUC-E will be be part of the euRathlon 2015 competition (www.eurathlon.eu) and will be hosted in the Tor del Sale area, in Piombino, Italy.

SAUC-E 2015 will be represented by the single-domain marine euRathlon trials for the teams that include more than 75% of students. For more information regarding the rules, program and location, please consult the eurathlon website.

For any technical enquiry please contact Gabriele Ferri, your Point of Contact (POC) at CMRE.

For media enquires please contact CMRE PAO.

SAUC-E is online: follow it at CMRE website and on Facebook!

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