U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge

Help the USCG find and rescue people in the water

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As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within this mission, one critical issue is finding people in the water. Phase I of the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge invites you to submit a concept for a solution that helps make a person in the water easier to find. The best solutions will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational boaters.

Air Station Houston: Becoming Airborne Use of Force compliant - USCG

In this video by the U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station Houston is documented as one of the most recent air stations to become Airborne Use of Force compliant. This video is also available on the USCG

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.