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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. Learn more about the competition

WE HAVE OUR Semi-Finalist TEAMS.

Congratulations to our official Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Semi-Finalist teams. Stay tuned for in-depth team information and insight as the competition continues. Learn who they are, where they’re from, and about their technologies.

14
Semi-Finalist
Teams

  • 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

Media Mentions

February 23, 2015

Carbon dioxide can make seawater acidic through a relatively straightforward chemical process.

January 29, 2015

When Jack Maughan first told his friends Ethan Kurteff and Benek Robertson about the Wendy Schmitt Ocean Health XPrize, they had kind of a typical teen reaction.  “Jack walks up to us and is like, 'we can win $750,000' and that excited me,” says Ethan

November 4, 2014

Thompson has been developing the fin for about two years, and it’s still very much in the testing phase, but this fall, he got a major vote of confidence from the industry when he was selected as one of 18 teams competing for the $2 million Wendy Schimdt Ocean Health XPRIZE.

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