Contest I: DESIGN


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For the DESIGN Contest, teams submitted their designs of prototype systems for hurricane monitoring. Their innovative designs have the potential to address pressing energy challenges in ocean observing platforms to improve our ability to forecast hurricanes and protect coastal communities from oncoming storms.

Congratulations on our DESIGN Contest Winners!

Seven winners were selected based on the potential impact of their designs and technical feasibility. These teams were each awarded a $57,000 cash prize and invited to the next contest of the DEVELOP Competition, the BUILD Contest, where they will build functioning prototypes and test their systems in a controlled environment such as a wave tank.

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