The $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a 36-month competition launching on 14 December 2015.
There will be two rounds of competition.
Round 1: Qualifying Deep-Sea Test
Round 2: Final Deep-Sea Test
After each round, only the qualifying teams as determined by the Judging Panel, will remain eligible to compete in the next round.
|14 December 2015||Prize Launch and Registration Opens|
|31 January 2016||Competition Guidelines Public Comment Closes|
|25 April 2016||Final Competition Guidelines Released|
|1 June 2016||Rules and Regulations Released|
|30 June 2016|
Regular Registration Deadline and Round 1 Begins
|30 September 2016||Late Registration Deadline|
Team and Judges Summit
Technical Documents Submission Deadline
|February 2017||Teams Announced For Round 1 Testing|
|October — November 2017|
Round 1 Testing
|December 2017||Round 1 Results Announced|
|January 2018||Round 2 Begins|
Round 2 Testing
|December 2018||Award Ceremony - Winners Announced|