Propose a Marine Energy Powered System
Competitors submitted novel concepts and ideas to integrate ocean observing sensors and platforms with marine energy systems. This ideation crowdsourced promising ideas that address pressing energy challenges in ocean observing as demonstrated by initial customer outreach and discovery. All concepts submitted into the prize proposed a marine energy system addressing power limitations to collecting oceanographic data and which could enable more pervasive ocean observing and encourage new growth in multiple blue economy sectors.
Competitors were evaluated on the impact of their innovation, end-user market potential, and technical feasibility. On March 31, DOE announced 11 winners that received funding.
Congratulations to our DISCOVER Competition Winners!
Eleven winners were selected based on their strong submissions in the first stage of the prize. Ten Explorer Prizes were awarded at $10,000 each to the top-ranked submissions and one Nautilus Grand Prize of $25,000 was awarded to the single highest-scoring submission
|Nautilus Grand Prize entry||team|
|CalWave’s xNode: A Flexible Ocean Science Platform||CalWave Power Technologies Inc|
|Green Power for Persistent Ocean Observing||Seatrec|
|Halona WEC Mobile AUV Docking Station||Halona WEC, Univ. of Hawaii|
|Livewire: wave energy to power ocean monitoring||Drew Lucas, Del Mar Oceanographic|
|Mission Unlimited UUV Station||Brian Theobald, Northrup Grumman|
|OCG-Data: a smart and clean ocean observer||Ocergy|
|P.A.zolutions||University of Pittsburgh|
|Pulse of The Ocean||Fadel Adib’s, MIT|
|The RIB WEC||Navatek|
|Wave Powered Oceanographic Gliders||WaveVenture|
Solutions that help shape the future
Are you a thinker, entrepreneur, facility or potential partner? Anyone with an innovative idea can help promote transformation by participating in the American-Made Challenges.View the DISCOVER submissions on HeroX