The Alliance for Coastal Technologies is a partnership of research institutions, resource managers, and private sector companies dedicated to fostering the development and adoption of effective and reliable sensors and platforms.
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(2011) Tamburri, Mario N.; Johengen, Thomas H.; Atkinson, Marlin J.; Schar, Daniel W.H.; Robertson, Charles Y.; Purcell, Heidi; Smith, G. Jason; Pinchuk, Alexei; Buckley, Earle
The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) has been established to support
innovation and to provide the information required to select the most appropriate
tools for studying and monitoring coastal and ocean environments. ACT is a consortium of nationally prominent ocean science and technology institutions and
experts who provide credible performance data of these technologies through
third-party, objective testing. ACT technology veriﬁcations include laboratory
and ﬁeld tests over short- and long-term deployments of commercial technologies in diverse environments to provide unequivocal, unbiased conﬁrmation that
technologies meet key performance requirements. ACT demonstrations of new
technologies validate the technology concept and help eliminate performance problems before operational introduction. ACT’s most recent demonstration of pCO2
sensors is an example of how ACT advances the evolution of ocean observing technologies, in this case to address the critical issue of ocean acidiﬁcation, and promotes more informed decision making on technology capabilities and choices.