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Big Ocean Button Challenge

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noun - The Big Ocean Button Challenge is the title of this US$100,000 app development competition by the XPRIZE Foundation that can lead to turning ocean data into the products and services that mankind needs. It is part of the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative organized by the XPRIZE Foundation, an innovation engine located in Culver City, California. Its goal is to facilitate exponential change and serve as a catalyst for the benefit of humanity.

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An XPRIZE is a highly leveraged, incentivized prize competition that pushes the limits of what’s possible to change the world for the better. It captures the world’s imagination and inspires others to reach for similar goals, spurring innovation and accelerating the rate of positive change.

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The XPRIZE Ocean Initiative started in 2010 with a call to develop, organize and manage 5 XPRIZE competitions by 2020 that will address the grand challenges facing Planet Earth's most important natural resource.

The XPRIZE Ocean Initiative launched the Big Ocean Button Challenge, a US$100,000 app development competition that aims to turn ocean data into valuable products and services. Its goal is to create an additional industry in ocean data products and services that will address the critical challenges facing the ocean. Developers and data scientists are challenged to create mobile apps touching ocean acidification, fishing, shipping and trade, exploration, and public safety.

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