The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge is in full swing, but there’s still time to register! $100,000 in prizes will go to up to two teams that demonstrate how nutrient sensor information can be translated into actions to address a nutrient problem.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with four federal partners launched the next stage of a technology-accelerating water quality challenge calling for demonstrated use of nutrient pollution sensors.
The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge builds on the 2014 Nutrient Sensor Challenge, which helped facilitate the development of affordable, high-performing, continuous nutrient sensors and analyzers.
Stage II of Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge is now open. Competing teams will deploy and collect data from two or more nutrient sensors for at least 3 months. Teams will also demonstrate how local communities can use the collected data to improve nutrient management decisions. Teams will be competing for a share of $100,000 in prizes. Participation in Stage I is not a requirement for participation in Stage II.
The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge is a collaboration between EPA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-led U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS®).
An informational webinar about Stage II of the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge was held on March 15th at 2 PM (EDT). To view the webinar, go here: Nutrient Sensors Action Challenge Stage II Informational Webinar
Federal partners are raising awareness of the challenge on social media with the hashtag: #NutrientSensorAction
View the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge: http://www.challenge.gov/nutri