To learn more and participate by June 30, 2014, visit: http://oceanhealth.xprize.org
To stay up-to-date on this project:
• read oceanhealth.xprize.org/blog
a directory of ways to participate in sea exploration
A $2 million global competition to improve our understanding of ocean acidification. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE challenges people to create pH sensors that will affordably, accurately and efficiently measure ocean chemistry at any depth. New sensors are urgently needed for scientists to study and monitor ocean acidification and its impact on marine ecosystems. Data from these new sensors is needed in order to take action on preserving the ocean.
Rising levels of atmospheric carbon are resulting in higher levels of acidity. The potential biological, ecological, biogeochemical and societal implications are staggering. The absorption of human CO2 emissions is already having a profound impact on ocean chemistry, impacting the health of shellfish, fisheries, coral reefs, other ecosystems and our very survival. The competition will award a $2 million in prizes to teams for their performance in accuracy and affordability.
Project owners + coordinators:
Paul Bunje, Senior Director of Ocean Health X PRIZE