Nutrient Sensor Challenge Launched

A group of federal agencies and private partners have announced the Nutrient Sensor Challenge. The goal is to support efforts to create affordable, accurate and reliable sensors. The challenge will provide the organizations that participate with laboratory and field verification and help them showcase their innovation.The challenge will help accelerate the development of sensors that can be deployed in the environment to measure nutrients in our country’s waterways. Its goal is to have new, affordable sensors up and running by 2017.

The challenge is for a sensor or sensors that:

  • Measures dissolved nitrate and/or phosphate
  • Provides real-time data
  • Easy to Use
  • Less than $5,000 purchase price
  • Unattended deployment for up to 3 months
  • Highly accurate and precise

  Read more about the Nutrient Challenge at EPA Connect and read the announcement/challenge at the Alliance for Coastal Technologies
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Sources: Water Headlines, EPA Connect and Alliance for Coastal Technologies

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