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Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Finalists to Compete off Greece

be awarded to the teams that receive the top scores for demonstrating the highest resolution seafloor mapping.“We are excited to be bringing this XPRIZE to Greece, an amazing country with a long history of scientific and technological advancements that have benefited the world,” said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of XPRIZE’s Planet and Environment team. “The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competing teams are creating breakthrough technologies designed to operate in extreme conditions, with the goal of rapidly mapping an area that has not previously been

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Mapping the Future

Marine Technology Reporter catches up with Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D, Senior Director, Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team as the conclusion to the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE fast approaches.The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams to advance deep-sea technologies for autonomous, fast and high-resolution ocean exploration. The prize will stimulate even greater exploration and mapping of the ocean floor, helping to uncover our planet’s greatest wonders and resources for the benefit of humanity. The winner will be

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

oceans to ensure they are healthy, valued and understood. The tools we have at our fingertips now and in the near-future will finally allow us to find out what lies beneath the veil of the sea, and in doing this, we will inevitably enrich our lives with new discoveries and innovations.The AuthorDr. Jyotika Virmani is Senior Director for Planet & Environment at XPRIZE and prize lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional experience in oceanography and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography.Dr. Jyotika Virman

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Semi-Finalists to be Announced at OINA

Dr. Jyotika Virmani, a senior director at XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit innovation engine, will announce the semi-finalists of the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE during ‘Catch the Next Wave’ (CTNW), the future-focused conference taking place on the final day of Oceanology International North America (OINA) at the San Diego Convention Centre next week (February 14-16). The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global, three-year competition challenging teams to advance breakthrough technologies for rapid and unmanned ocean exploration. It is part of XPRIZE’s 10-year Ocean

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Semifinalists Announced

scientists and engineers.     “These semifinalist teams are on the cutting-edge, pushing the boundaries in developing deep-sea underwater technologies that will work in the lightless, cold depths to fully map one of our world’s final frontiers like never before,“ said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director with XPRIZE’s Energy and Environment Group, who today announced the semifinalists from the Catch the Next Wave conference in San Diego. “Through the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, we have an unprecedented opportunity to create next generation tools

Fugro will use its deepwater survey expertise to support the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with high resolution bathymetry data of the competition area. (Image: Fugro)

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

geological features, all within a 16-hour timeframe.   “The semi-finalist teams in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE are pushing the envelope of deep sea mapping capabilities, and we are delighted to partner with Fugro on this common goal of mapping the world’s oceans,” said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of XPRIZE’s Energy and Environment Group. “Fugro’s global subsea experience ensures that we will have baseline maps of the highest standards, against which the judging panel can compare the data collected by competing teams.”  

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Ocean vs Space: Exploration and the Quest to Inspire the Public

of the ocean community. By inspiring the public we shape public perception, which in turn influences policymakers and, more practically, changes funding levels. We need to embark on a Quest to Inspire the Public about the oceans for the sake of everyone.      The Author Dr. Jyotika Virmani is Senior Director for Planet & Environment at XPRIZE and prize lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional experience in oceanography. She has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography.     References Schubel, J. R., 2016, Positioning Ocean

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Machines Infused with AI that Fly, Swarm and Dive

Innovation in exploration is key to unlocking the unknown both on our planet and beyond. We look forward to the quest of each of our exceptional teams to help us further understand the discoveries, unlock the mysteries and be a part of the wonderment awaiting us all.     The Author Dr. Jyotika Virmani is Senior Director for Planet & Environment at XPRIZE and prize lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional experience in oceanography. She has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography.     (As published in the September 2017 edition of Marine

Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Testing Altered

underwater data for retrieval following each mission.   “Round 1 testing for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE takes us a step closer toward accelerating the development of a range of technologies that will give us a better understanding of the mysteries of the deep sea,” said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of the XPRIZE Planet and Environment team. “We are very excited to begin Round 1 testing and, for the first time, see all the semifinalists demonstrate their innovative and diverse technological approaches to rapidly mapping the ocean floor.&rdquo

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When It Comes to Inspiring Innovation, 'X' Marks the Spot

of artificial intelligence, education, environment, medicine and space.    It is exciting to be living in a time when the pace of innovation will allow us to fully explore our planet and beyond. This truly is a new era of ocean discovery.      About the Author Dr. Jyotika Virmani is a Senior Director for Energy and Environment at the XPRIZE Foundation and leads the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional experience in oceanography. She has a PhD in Physical Oceanography and a MS in Atmospheric Science.     (As published

XPRIZE Senior Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., will give a closing keynote at Catch The Next Wave. Credit: XPRIZE

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Announcements at OI2018

. In addition to acting as headline sponsors of the half-day Ocean Futures Forum (Tuesday, March 13, 09.30-13.30, Platinum Lounge) and Catch The Next Wave: Frontiers of Exploration (Thursday, March 15, 09.30-18.00, Platinum Lounge), XPRIZE will be represented at Oi18 by Senior Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., who will be joining the panel discussion on the technology, science and sustainable operations required to support the Ocean Economy in 2030, during the Ocean Futures Forum on the event’s opening day. As well as participating in this discussion on the future challenges and technologi

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize Field Pared to 9

And then there were nine … Field pared in the quest to win $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize   “We have been mapping what lies beneath the seas for hundreds of years, but we have a very long way to go,” said Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of Planet and Environment at XPRIZE in a recent interview with Marine Technology Reporter. “We only have 10 to 15 percent of the seafloor mapped to any decent resolution, and the ocean covers 70 percent of the planet.”   And so proceeds the latest Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize, a race to

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