Home - Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE - Awarded
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 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
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.
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.
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.