Wind-Powered Ocean Drones

Understanding planetary systems affecting humanity

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Ocean Data Collection at Scale

Mission-as-a-Service: Define Your Mission, Stream Real-time Data

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High Resolution Planetary Data Sets

Data-as-a-Service: Real-time access to quality-controlled datasets

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Drone-Powered Global Weather Forecast

Because better data means a better forecast

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Saildrone designs, manufactures, and operates a global fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones monitoring the state of the planet in real time.  

Mission Services

We offer fully managed ocean data collection services anywhere in the world. You define a mission plan; our autonomous ocean drones get to work and stream real-time data back to shore.

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Ocean Data Sets

We offer quality controlled on-demand global ocean in-situ data sets for your area, timeframe, and variables of interest at an unprecedented resolution in a NetCDF-compliant format.

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Weather Forecast

We offer high-resolution weather forecasts, enhanced by our global ocean drone observations, delivered via beautiful and informative apps
available on both web and mobile.

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Latest News

Take a peek at our latest missions, data sets, and forecast developments.


A fleet of saildrones is collecting data from the Arctic to the Antarctic collecting data to make extreme weather forecasting more accurate and accessible.

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The 2018 California Current Ecosystem Survey combined the efforts of a NOAA research vessel and a fleet of saildrones to observe and collect data on fish and marine mammals from anchovy to humpback whales.

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Two centuries after the Belgica expedition became the first to survive a winter in Antarctica, Saildrone launched the first autonomous circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean.

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