Visioneering

Saving Coral Reefs

Sponsored by Wendy Schmidt via the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative


The Saving Coral Reefs prize is spon​sored by the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative, which is made possible by generous contributions by Wendy Schmidt. This prize is seeking urgently needed, scalable innovations to protect and restore coral reefs.

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

Coral Reef Restoration

A $10 million competition where the winning team will be the first that plants 10,000 coral equivalents in a 1-week period.



Coral Survival

A 4-year, $7 million competition where the winning team will be the first to demonstrate across a one square km area that that they can enable coral larvae to settle at an average density of 300/m2 onto a substrate and protect these coral recruits such that 10% survive for at least for 365 days.





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