"In 1927, Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic to win the $20K Orteig Prize. In 2004, Burt Rutan launched SpaceShipOne to space twice in two weeks to capture the $10M Ansari X PRIZE. [Now the time is ripe for looking at how prizes might] "open up the oceans for revolutionary new exploration and science."Besides the brain, the oceans are one of our last, vast terrestrial frontiers!
09 December 2008
Deep Dive ~ X-Prizes for Ocean Exploration?
My MIT colleague Erika Wagner -- who runs the X-Prize Lab connected with the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation -- is spearheading an Independent Activities Period workshop (for members of the MIT and Woods Hole community) around the theme of X-Prizes for “Deep Dive” Ocean exploration and development. As she puts it: