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Registration Open for Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

01
May
2014

The XPRIZE Foundation, the leading non-profit that's solving the world's Grand Challenges through large-scale incentivized prize competitions, is collaborating with ocean philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to offer $2 million dollars in prizes to address ocean acidification through the development of breakthrough pH sensor technology. The winning pH sensor(s) of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE <http://oceanhealth.xprize.org/competition-details/overview> will be radically more accurate, durable, and affordable to spur global research and industries in ocean services and to address ocean acidification.

There are two prize purses available (teams may compete for, and win, both purses):

A. $1,000,000 Accuracy award – Performance focused ($750,000 First Place, $250,000 Second Place): To the teams that navigate the entire competition to produce the most accurate, stable and precise pH sensors under a variety of tests.

B. $1,000,000 Affordability award – Cost and Use focused ($750,000 First Place, $250,000 Second Place): To the teams that produce the least expensive, easy-to-use, accurate, stable, and precise pH sensors under a variety of tests.

We are looking for teams of innovators to compete in this once-in-a lifetime competition! Would you, or someone you know, be interested in forming or joining a team? Skills as diverse as engineering, materials science, data science, and chemistry could be part of the winning team.

Registration is now open, and we encourage you to fill out the Intent to Compete form <https://oceanhealth.xprize.org/competition-details/intent-compete-form> today.

By submitting your intent to compete form, you can build or join a team made up of innovators like yourself.

This is your chance to apply your skills to help improve our understanding of one of the oceans greatest threats, ocean acidification, and win up to $2 million dollars in the process! 

We hope to see you compete.