New information about a potential Phase 3

At NGA’s discretion, additional phases of the challenge may follow Phase 2.

A potential Phase 3 of the challenge will likely be restricted to winners or other selected Phase 2 solution providers, at the discretion of NGA. In a potential Phase 3, the challenge would likely require the development and testing of systems that should be capable of collecting data of sufficient quality and quantity for the WMM.

Phase 2 solver resources available now

The Phase 2 informational webinar and technical considerations webinar recordings are now available. These webinars cover key differences between Phases 1 and 2, magnetometer technologies, and potential sources of data interference. 

The FAQ has recently been updated with new information, including clarification on the submission formatting requirements and optional appendix. If you have questions that aren’t addressed in the FAQ, please contact us at

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Phase 2 submissions due August 28

Phase 2 submissions are due by 4:59 p.m. EDT on August 28, 2019. The independent judging panel will help select up to five winners according to the Phase 2 selection criteria and target performance metrics.

We highly recommend that solvers complete their Phase 2 submission in advance of the deadline to allow time to resolve any technical issues. Create a MagQuest Phase 2 profile and start your submission today.