We are stunned and very saddened by news of the untimely passing of Christopher Nicholson, founder of Deep Sea Systems International and a pioneer in the development of underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Chris was also an ardent supporter or our MATE ROV programs. Here is a link to an interview with Chris:

Congratulations to AMNO & CO, Alex Miller, Clara Orndorff and Nicholas Orndorff of Seattle Washington, the 2014 winners of the Martin Klein MATE Mariner Award, on being selected to exhibit at the 2016 White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C.

Jan 4, 2016

Mitcham Industries Acquires L-3 Communications Klein Associates

Klein Associates,Inc. of Salem, New Hampshire, the company I founded in the basement of a little rented cottage in Lexington, MA on Jan. 24, 1968, has been purchased by Mitcham Industries. This is the third time the company has been sold. The first buyer was OYO in 1989. Then L-3/com in 2000. I send greetings and best wishes to the new owners. For the announcement see the new company website at

Congratulations to Rayan Armani of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, winner of the Martin Klein MATE MARINER Award, at the 14th Annual International MATE ROV Competition In St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador!

Congratulations to Vanessa Huerta of the HAWKS ENGINEERING TEAM from Hoffman Estates High School, Hoffman Estates, Illinois for winning the Martin Klein MATE Mariner Award at the 2022 MATE International ROV Competition in Long Beach, CA. Well done!