Register Today for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

You Have been chosen to help shape the ocean's future.

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The Challenge?

The Competition

The $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global competition to push the boundaries of ocean technology. Creating solutions that advance the autonomy, scale, speed, depths and resolution of ocean exploration will allow us to fully explore and map the deep sea, uncovering our planet's greatest resource for the benefit of humanity.

The $7 Million Prize

$4 Million Grand Prize

$1 Million 2nd Place Prize

$1 Million in Milestone Prizes

$1 Million NOAA Bonus Prize

We need teams to:

Develop underwater technology that is shore or air launched and, with restricted human intervention, to produce:

  1. A high resolution bathymetric map
  2. Images of a specified object
  3. Identify archaeological, biological or geological features

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Why Me?

You're passionate about deep sea exploration or have underwater technology ready for a challenge. You know the value of mapping the ocean floor and are involved in the following fields:

Biological Oceanography


Marine Sciences

Marine Biology

Electrical Engineer

Software Engineer

Robotics Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Bio-Geo Chemist



VR Developer

Data Visualization


Computer Scientist


Material Scientist

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