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


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Successful teams emerging from the BUILD Contest will be eligible to enter the SPLASH Contest, wherein they will refine their designs over a 3- to 6-month period and then test the system at-sea for approximately 1 week. The SPLASH Contest is meant to assess endurance and performance of the system in real-world conditions.

During the week-long test, contestant teams will demonstrate all functional aspects of their prototypes systems in an integrated way, to include maneuverability, self-charging, data collection, and wireless communication, as represented in the DESIGN Contest scoring statements. The location of the test site will be announced at a later date.

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