September 2019 OES Beacon

Awards for OES members

Contact the editors with your submissions.

Team KUROSHIO place 2nd in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Reported by the OES Japan Chapter members of the Team KUROSHIO

On May 31, 2019, the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE award ceremony was held at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. XPRIZE announced team KUROSHIO as runner-up in the grand-finals, and awarded a prize of $1 million. Team KUROSHIO consists of young Japanese scientists, engineers and researchers including many IEEE OES Japan Chapter members (team-kuroshio.jp).

The winner of the grand-finals was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States who received a total of $4 million.  Team Tao from the United Kingdom received the $200k Moonshot award for the uniqueness of their approach to seafloor mapping.

Team KUROSHIO received the runner-up prize at the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Awards Ceremony on 31st May at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Team KRUSOHIO’s story is also in this issue.  Please enjoy it!