Natural Disaster Prediction

Sponsored by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

The Natural Disaster Prediction prize, sponsored by Fairfax Financial, aims to save lives and prevent economic losses through better mechanisms to predict and prevent the impact of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

The two finalist teams outlined below will engage in a head-to-head competition at the Visioneering Summit to determine which idea will move forward to be launched as an XPRIZE.

Finalist Teams

Gaia Alert Earthquake Genesis

A 4-year, $15 million XPRIZE that challenges the human race’s limiting belief that earthquakes cannot be predicted. The winning team will predict 30 consecutive earthquakes with 6 and above magnitude, and with the longest lead time, of at least 2 minutes.

Ride the Eye

A 4-year, $10 million competition where the winning team will develop the most accurate and affordable unmanned system that is able to measure the key environmental and geo-location data from the eyewall of a Category 3 hurricane and transmit it hourly for at least 5 days.