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MTR 100 launch of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Clean- most pH sensors operated at a maximum of antibiotic resistant drugs.

Up XChallenge, numerous technologies of 2000m depth). XPrize is currently running an ad- were developed that could clean up oil Prizes are being offered by others ditional 6 XPrize competitions to spur at least 3 times faster than before the too. The World Climate Research Pro- technology in the ? elds of arti? cial competition. gramme and Prince Albert II of Monaco intelligence, education, environment,

In 2013, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Foundation announced the Polar Chal- medicine, and space.

Health XPrize was launched for accu- lenge to incentivize autonomous under- It is exciting to be living in a time rate and affordable pH sensors. Within water sensing capabilities under ice. On when the pace of innovation will allow 22 months of launch, deep-sea tests to the 300-year anniversary of the original us to fully explore our planet and be- depths of 3000m were successfully con- Longitude Prize, the New Longitude yond. This truly is a new era of ocean ducted on the 5 ? nal sensors (until then, Prize was launched to address the issue discovery.

About the Author

Dr. Jyotika Virmani is a Senior Direc- tor for Energy and Environment at the

XPRIZE Foundation and leads the Shell

Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional ex- perience in oceanography. She has a

PhD in Physical Oceanography and a

MS in Atmospheric Science.

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