US EPA Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 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.

For the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Stage II, 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 will be held on March 15th. Sign up here.

Learn more about the challenge, and participate in the online conversation about the challenge with the hashtag #NutrientSensorAction.

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