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The BUILD Contest is not yet open, but we are currently accepting applications for the DESIGN Contest through February 16, 2021.

Contest II: BUILD

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Following the DESIGN Contest, the BUILD Contest will provide successful contestant teams with the opportunity to build their prototype designs and test them in a controlled environment before moving onto sea trials in the SPLASH Contest. The BUILD Contest is meant to assess the functional performance and viability of prototype systems that show promise to be refined into commercially ready systems for hurricane monitoring.


Eligible contestants from the DESIGN Contest will have approximately 6 months to build their prototype designs and prepare them for testing during the BUILD Contest. At the end of the BUILD Contest, contestants will participate in a series of events of increasing complexity over approximately 5 days at a state-of-the-art testing facility.

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