NOAA and DOE Announce Competition to Power Ocean Observing Platforms with Renewable Energy 

NOAA, along with the U.S. Department of Energy, have announced a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms. The Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize will draw upon American innovators to accelerate technology development through a series of contests to demonstrate renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms.