We're participating in NASA's Space Apps Challenge again this year. The goal this year is to make OpenROV a (really) remote operated vehicle - meaning controlling the ROV from over 50 miles away. We've got a few ideas on how we might achieve this, and will be talking more about it during an upcoming brainstorming session on March 28th (1pm PST).
You can read more about the challenge here: http://spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/open-rov/
You can find a location to participate here: http://spaceappschallenge.org/locations/