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Volvo Ocean Race Yachts are Collecting Scientific Data

Volvo Ocean Race, 2018—The toughest sailing race in the world will reach Auckland, New Zealand at the end of the month, and during this year’s event—the 13th edition of the round-the-world race—the yachts are equipped with scientific instruments that are monitoring the oceans’ health and collecting meteorological data. When the sailors of the seven high-tech racing yachts arrive in Auckland,

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$7M Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Announces Semifinalists

Nineteen semifinalists will undergo the first round of judging in the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a $7 million competition geared toward deep-sea technologies for autonomous, fast and high-resolution ocean exploration and mapping of the ocean floor. The 19 semifinalist teams are working on projects including: “hybrid systems that mobilize gliders and drones, underwater robotic swarms, autonomous underwater vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence and

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