With the recent news that the health of our oceans leaves a lot of room for improvement for how we manage their resources and keep them clean, today's announcement by the X PRIZE Foundation of their commitment to three new ocean competitions couldn't have been better timed.
XPRIZE is probably best known for their spaceflight and lunar competitions. However, their true focus has always been simply on using competition to drive technological innovation, no matter if it's for launching things into space or tackling problems much closer to home. Some of their more down-to-earth competitions have involved helping us to kick our fossil fuel habit and improving medical technology, as well as two competitions to help improve the health of our oceans — the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE that ended in 2011 and the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, that started just last month, to combat ocean acidification.
Now, it seems that the oceans are becoming the new priority for XPRIZE, as theRead More »from XPRIZE commits to three new ocean competitions by 2020