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A $2 million competition to help

heal our oceans

The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE promises to improve our understanding of how CO2 emissions are affecting ocean acidification, with breakthrough sensors that can help us begin the process of healing our oceans.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIZE WINNERS.

We are proud to announce the winners of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. Our winning teams created innovative and breakthrough pH sensor technology that will ultimately enable us to measure our ocean’s pH to gauge its overall health in a way that is both accurate and cost effective.

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  • we don’t know what will happen to phytoplankton that produce our oxygen
  • we don’t know what will happen to marine ecosystems that put food on our tables
  • we don’t know what will happen to coral reefs that protect our coasts

Prize Progress

Prize Progress

Media Mentions

July 21, 2015

A small team of chemists and mechanical engineers from Montana is celebrating a major victory after winning the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health Xprize. The team, Sunburst Sensors, developed a chemical device to monitor the health of our oceans.

May 22, 2015

As the Internet of Things inches its way into every corner of our lives, no one would blame you for rolling your eyes at the suggestion that even a surfboard should be embedded with sensors and smartphone connectivity.

May 14, 2015

Some of the world's top scientists are working to create a PH sensor technology that's both affordable and capable of going to the extreme depths of the ocean.

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