XPRIZE designed the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE to tackle this critical barrier: a lack of tools to create robust knowledge about our oceans. Knowledge is the first step to understanding, and is the necessary first step on the path to solving ocean acidification.
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization solving the world’s “grand challenges” by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. The organization motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital for the benefit of humanity.
XPRIZE conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Energy & Environment; Exploration; Global Development; Learning; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org, like us at www.facebook.com/xprize and follow us on twitter @xprize.