Shell has been a technology pioneer for more than 100 years, and has come up with many industry-transforming “firsts” to deliver energy its customers and partners need. Since 2007, Shell has spent more than $1 billion annually on research and development. In 2014, our research and development expenditures were $1.2 billion. Shell’s technical and engineering staff amount to more than 43,000.
Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. For further information, visit www.shell.com.
Title Sponsor of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE
Royal Dutch Shell
BONUS PRIZE SPONSOR: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a science-based federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce with regulatory, operational, and information service responsibilities with a presence in every state and our territories. NOAA’s mission is to protect life and property and conserve and protect natural resources.
Bonus Prize Sponsor of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ANA is Japan’s five-star international airline with 83 international routes and 116 domestic routes. Founded in 1952, ANA bridges the divide between places, people and their cultures. The airline prides itself on providing passengers with a unique and flawless journey through the airline’s relentless drive towards excellence, innovation and creativity. To learn more, click here.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.
Partner & Supporter of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE
Fugro is the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large construction, infrastructure and natural resource projects. With global onshore and offshore expertise, the company acquires, processes and interprets data related to topography, soil composition and environmental conditions. Fugro’s ocean mapping capabilities include accurate depth and seafloor measurements across the marine domain, from the land/sea interface to the deepest parts of the ocean. Learn more at www.fugro.com.
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life. For more information, visit www.solidworks.com/Education
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp.
CARICOOS is the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System. This effort, funded by the NOAA IOOS office http://ioos.noaa.gov/, is one of eleven coastal observing systems and regional associations, which, along with federal agencies, constitute the national coastal component of the US Integrated Ocean Observing System. Learn more at http://www.caricoos.org/.
Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System
The Department of Marine Sciences (DMS) has its origins in the Institute of Marine Biology (IMB), founded on February 8, 1954, and is associated with the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. The university specializes in M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of Biological, Chemical, Geological, and Physical Oceanography.
Department of Marine Sciences