Sylvia Earle won the TED Prize 2009
Sylvia Earle, the legendary ocean researcher is one of the three winners of the TED Prize 2009. Her TED Prize wish is that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded each year to three exceptional individuals. The 2009 winners are Sylvia Earl, Jill Tarter and José Abreu. They received $100,000 and the granting of “One Wish to Change the World.” After several months of preparation, they unveil their wish at an award ceremony held during the TED Conference. These wishes have led to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.