31 May 2019 – Monaco.
After three years of intense research, rigorous testing and incredible determination we have reached the finish line, taking home first place of The Shell Ocean Discover XPRIZE competition. As a team we have not only built such an extraordinary machine, we have gained a huge wealth of knowledge and have already made a large impact.
Dr Rochelle Wigley, Dr Yulia Zarayskaya, Dr Karolina Zwolak and Benjamin Simpson received the award on stage with almost the entire official team members witnessing the emotional moment at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
Seventy-eight people from 22 countries with different educational, cultural and professional backgrounds contributed to the success of the team. This serves as a milestone and a proof that regardless of individual differences in all aspects, people can work together and do great things as a whole, being guided by one clear goal – to effectively and efficiently map our oceans.
The Hushcraft vessel has done it and we couldn’t be prouder.
Please follow the link below to read more about our achievement!