Wind-Powered Ocean Drones

Understanding planetary systems affecting humanity

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Monitoring Extreme Environments

The first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica

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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.


Saildrone-ship-buoy comparisons were a key objective during NASA’s SPURS-2 field campaign, as highlighted by a paper published in a special issue of Oceanography.

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Saildrone USVs have completed a series of missions to test the platform as part of the Tropical Pacific Observation System monitoring El Niño weather events in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Saildrone USV equipped with a ROW sensor is the first platform capable of long-range autonomous oil spill detection in marine environments.

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