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Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE was due to hold a demonstration of new robotic systems off Puerto Rico. But September's huge Atlantic storm caused extensive damage to the US territory's infrastructure, forcing the organisers to rethink plans. Competing teams will now have to showcase their mapping technologies in waters of their choice.

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