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Superheated hydrothermal fluid flows upwards from an underwater volcano 2000m below the Gulf of California, Mexico (Photo: Schmidt Ocean Institute)

Scientists Find New Hydrothermal Field

the strength of carbon dioxide, and this study will advance the knowledge of the biological storage for methane in water column and sediment systems.“It is a different world down there. Each dive feels like floating into a science fiction film,” said Schmidt Ocean Institute Cofounder Wendy Schmidt. “The complex layers of data we’ve collected aboard Falkor during this expedition will help tell the story of this remote place and bring it to public attention. Witnessing these remarkable oceanscapes, we are reminded that although they are out of our everyday sight, they are hardly

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Rising Tide of Innovation at Davos to Keep Plastic out of the Sea

a 2014 study.   More than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the ocean each year while the three major international ocean clean-ups combined deal with less than 0.5 percent of that volume, said the UK-based foundation set up by MacArthur.   The award is also supported by philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, wife of former Google executive Eric Schmidt, who together sponsor a number of global initiatives to advance ocean exploration and clean-ups.   "The technical innovations developed by our winners are exactly what is needed to begin to address the wasteful material culture of the

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

Discovery XPrize is part of the XPrize Ocean Initiative – a commitment that XPrize made to launch five ocean prizes to incentivize the development of technologies we need to put us on an unstoppable path to a healthy, valued and understood ocean. In 2010, within 15 months of the launch of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Clean-Up XChallenge, numerous technologies were developed that could clean up oil at least three times faster than before the competition.    In 2013, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize was launched for accurate and affordable pH sensors. Within 22 months of launch, deep-sea

SuBastian on a test dive at Santa Rosa Reef, Guam (Photo Schmidt Ocean Institute)

Schmidt Tests its New ROV in Guam

on making tweaks and improvements so that SuBastian is ready for its first research cruise later this year, visiting the Mariana Back-Arc in Guam. The 4K high-resolution video footage collected with SuBastian will be openly shared with scientists and interested public around the world.   Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute has watched SuBastian go from concept to a full-functioning vehicle, “I am very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish in the past year. With ROV SuBastian, we will help make life on the ocean floor real to people who will never visit the

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MTR100: Schmidt Ocean Institute

cruise with seven underwater vehicles deployed simultaneously.     555 Bryant Street, #374, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Phone: (650) 681-8460 Fax: (415) 975-4081 Email: cwiener@schmidtocean.org http://schmidtocean.org CEO/President: Eric Schmidt Number of Employees: 76 Vice President: Wendy Schmidt (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)  

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Young American Sailors Call for Action on Marine Pollution

;It's a passion of ours - and we have the ability to see the problem first hand so we feel like we're credible witnesses," said Rhode Islander Enright.   The pair has already signed up sustainability partner 11th Hour Racing, an environmental programme co-founded by the philanthropist Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, via the Schmidt Family Foundation.   "Our collaboration with 11th Hour Racing is unique to our campaign and it's something we pride ourselves on," he added.   "We're actually working on a sustainability report

JMS Hires Business Development VP

through a variety of leadership roles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the Marine Technology Society and a member of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee. He is also dedicated to innovation, serving as a judge for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

From left to right: Greg Slavik, Martin Arundell, Jim Wyatt, Kevin Saw, Socratis Loucaides, Tianya Yin and Chris Cardwell From left to right: Greg Slavik, Martin Arundell, Jim Wyatt, Kevin Saw, Socratis Loucaides, Tianya Yin and Chris Cardwell

NOC Takes Ocean Sensor to the World Stage

A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is heading to the U.S. to take part in a high-profile international competition to develop pH sensors to measure changes in the acidity of the ocean. NOC is one of only two organizations representing the U.K. in the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, which is offering a total prize fund of $2 million for the development of accurate and affordable ocean pH sensors to improve our understanding of ocean acidification. The four-phase competition has attracted major players from the scientific community around the world

Paul Bunje (Photo courtesy of XPRIZE)

Teams Vie for $2m Ocean Health XPRIZE

Down from 77 initial entrants to 18, a diverse group of competitors vie for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIXE’s $2 million cash purse. Nonprofit organization XPRIZE, which creates and manages large-scale, high-profile competitions that aim to stimulate research and development solutions to grand problems across a number of scientific fields, announced in September that 18 team were selected to advance for a chance at $2 million in prizes through a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will affordably and accurately measure ocean acidification. The teams participating

MTR100: Sea-Bird Scientific

focus areas to determine scientific requirements for our instruments, test and evaluate prototypes, oversee production calibration processes, and answer questions from scientists using our instruments around the world.  As a member of Team Durafet, we have been selected as a finalist for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately measure ocean acidification. Team Durafet includes representatives from Honeywell, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), as well as Sea-Bird

“Through the prize, we aim to catalyze ocean acidification research, spur the  development of the ocean services industry, inspire innovations in ocean sensing technology  and stimulate the free market to meet the growing demand for ocean pH sensors by producing inexpensive, accurate and durable sensors that can be deployed on many platforms.” Paul Bunje, XPRIZE’s, Senior Director of Oceans

X (Prize) Marks the Spot

solutions to grand problems across a number of scientific fields. The group has previously held competitions targeting advances in personalized medicine, automotive fuel efficiency, oil cleanup and privatized space exploration, to name a few. For its latest competition, XPRIZE has partnered with the Wendy Schmidt Foundation to launch the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE to spur global innovators to develop ocean pH sensors that it says will transform understanding of ocean acidification. According to XPRIZE, the oceans absorb about one quarter of CO2 that humans release into the atmosphere

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