"Coastal upwelling and western boundary currents are two critical areas of the world's oceans associated with small scale mesoscale (<100km) and submesoscale (<10km) features. Saildrone will provide a powerful tool for understanding how best to apply satellite-derived products in these critical areas of the world's oceans."
Research scientist at NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)
"Saildrone provides a lot of information about sub-pixel variability and where it's high and where it's low because it measures at such a fine spatial resolution. When you're trying to understand how fronts affect weather and fluxes between the ocean and the atmosphere, resolving those fronts with the highest resolution is really important."
Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates a global fleet of wind and solar powered ocean drones, providing in situ data collection services, global ocean data sets and enhanced weather forecast applications.