Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Philanthropy News Digest

The Ocean Discovery XPRIZE $4 million grand prize was awarded to the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team—a fourteen-nation team based in the U.S. that comprising alumni of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO training program at UNH's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Led by Rochelle Wigley and Yulia Zarayskaya, the GEBCO-NF team combined existing technologies with a robust, low-cost unmanned surface vessel—the SeaKIT—and a cloud-based data processing system to enable comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor by 2030.