Autonomous Bathymetry at Scale

Cost-effective Solutions for Global Seabed Mapping

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Science Insights from Remote Oceans

Fisheries Acoustics, Heat & Carbon Fluxes, Met-Ocean Data in Extreme Conditions

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Persistent Eyes and Ears at Sea

Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness in Every Ocean

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Wind-Powered Ocean Drones

Unmanned, Beyond-the-Horizon, 12 Months Mission Duration

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Global Data Collection Capability

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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Our global fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones monitors
the state of the planet in real time, above & below the surface.


Saildrone has deployed a vehicle with a specially designed wing to chase hurricane-strength winter storms in the North Pacific.

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The USCG is examining the feasibility, costs, and benefits of using low-cost autonomous vehicles to provide persistent maritime domain awareness in remote areas of the ocean.

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Four saildrones sailed 8,000 nautical miles round trip from San Francisco to the Canadian border to collect bathymetry data off Alaska’s North Slope.

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"The changes that are occurring in the environment are so rapid, innovative methods for collecting data, such as those that Saildrone is providing and evolving, are more important than ever."

Robert Foy
Science and research director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center

"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."

Jorge Vazquez
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."

Chelle Gentemann
Senior scientist at the Farallon Institute