Any Sensor, Anytime, Anywhere.

Saildrone is the world leader in oceangoing autonomous surface vehicles, providing unrivaled payload, range, and reliability from an uncrewed system. Saildrone vehicles collect data that provides unprecedented intelligence for climate, mapping, and maritime security applications and have sailed over 500,000 nautical miles and spent more than 15,000 days at sea.

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Environmentally Friendly
Operations with low or no carbon footprint or environmental impact delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches
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ML Enabled
Supported by the world’s leading ML-powered marine identification system
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Secure Data Portal
Secure Mission Portal provides 24/7 real-time access to your mission
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Capable, Proven & Trusted
Over 15,000 days at sea and 500,000 nautical miles sailed from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean
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American Made, Owned & Operated

A Protected Planet

Maritime Domain Awareness

Advanced maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions powered by proprietary machine learning and Saildrone’s purpose-built platform.

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A Charted Planet

Ocean Mapping

Autonomous single-beam and multibeam bathymetric data collection for navigation and charting, telecommunications, offshore energy, and physical oceanography to 23,000 feet depth.

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A Quantified Planet

Ocean Data

Cost-effective solutions for high-quality, fit-for-purpose in situ ocean and climate data collection with a robust data chain of custody, from sensor calibration to final distribution.

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Our global fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones monitors the planet in real time, above and below the surface.
Some Recent Missions
Atlantic Hurricane Monitoring
Atlantic Hurricane Monitoring
Collecting data where it’s never been collected before—inside a hurricane—to better understand rapid intensification and improve hurricane forecasting.
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Atlantic to Mediterranean
Atlantic to Mediterranean
The first mission by an autonomous vehicle from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, collecting environmental and carbon data for climate science.
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USCG MDA Demonstration
USCG MDA Demonstration
The USCG examined 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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Alaska Pollock Survey
Alaska Pollock Survey
With ship-based surveys canceled due to COVID-19, NOAA Fisheries turned to Saildrone to collect data to support the sustainable management of America’s largest fishery.
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What Our Users Are Saying
"We now have a gold mine of data. We have doubled the current 20-year data set on white shark diving behaviors and environmental preferences in just three weeks, we have used shipboard tools that provided a rapid census of the predators and prey of a remote ocean region. This helps to establish a baseline of observations that will help us better understand the persistence of this unique environment and why it attracts such large predators."
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"We now have a gold mine of data. We have doubled the current 20-year data set on white shark diving behaviors and environmental preferences in just three weeks, we have used shipboard tools that provided a rapid census of the predators and prey of a remote ocean region. This helps to establish a baseline of observations that will help us better understand the persistence of this unique environment and why it attracts such large predators."
Barbara Block
Marine Biologist at Stanford University
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