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.


Check out the first weather forecast powered by ocean drone, available in the iOS App Store and on the web!

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The Saildrone Award provides researchers with 30 days of ocean data collection for an innovative research project.

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In the Summer of 2018, five saildrones embark on the first autonomous full West Coast fisheries survey, in collaboration with Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Oceans Canada, and the NOAA research vessel Reuben Lasker.

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