$2 million up for grabs for ocean sensor ideas
A private foundation has announced a $2 million competition to develop sensors to monitor the acidity of the Earth’s oceans. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is offering the money to anyone who can create “accurate and affordable” sensors to monitor ocean acidity, which is increasing due to large quantities of carbon dioxide in the water. That threatens shellfish, corals and other ocean life. The prize could be split into two $1 million awards.