Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE
Our oceans are currently in the midst of a silent crisis. Rising levels of man-made carbon dioxide are causing catastrophic changes in our oceans’ chemistry, which may lead to our waters becoming unsustainable for the coral reefs that protect our coasts, phytoplankton that produces our oxygen, and the sea life we depend upon for food.
The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is a $2 million global competition that challenges individuals and teams around the world to build the innovative technology necessary to develop accurate, affordable, and robust ocean pH sensors that will advance our understanding of ocean acidification. These breakthrough sensors are urgently needed for scientists, managers, and industry to turn the tide of ocean acidification and improve ocean health. Visit the competition website to learn more.
This prize is made possible by a generous grant from Wendy Schmidt.