Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE
A healthy ocean is essential to a healthy planet. But our oceans are currently in the midst of a silent crisis. Rising levels of carbon are causing quiet, but catastrophic, changes in our oceans’ chemistry, which can only lead to our waters becoming unsustainable for the coral reefs and sea life that we depend upon for our very own survival. Monitoring and understanding this troubling problem is critical to solving it, but pH sensory technology that can affordably, accurately, and efficiently measure at the deepest depths does not yet exist. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE will be a $1.5 million competition that challenges individuals and teams around the world to build and demonstrate advanced pH sensor technology that will allow us to stem the tide of this chemical imbalance, and return our oceans and sea life to a state of prolonged health.