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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"Saildrone has produced a platform that can help solve both parts of this dilemma: increasing the ocean-atmosphere heat exchange measurements that may help improve weather prediction and at the same time help oceanographers quantify and understand the processes behind the ocean carbon uptake, a key step towards knowing how fast CO2 will rise in the atmosphere, driving future climate change."

Jaime Palter
Assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

"I was very impressed by how well the Saildrone could drive in a straight line and maintain close proximity to the planned survey lines. Even during light winds, the navigation was excellent."

Brian Connon
Director of the USM Hydrographic Science Research Center (HSRC)

"There are very few observing platforms capable of carrying the number of instruments that saildrones carry. The frequency of saildrone observations is really high, so they can continuously observe really small-scale structures in a region of the ocean that the ships cannot. Ships start observation of the atmosphere at about five to seven meters (16.5 to 23 feet) above the sea surface and five to seven meters below the surface. Saildrones can fill that gap. Of course, the saildrones are not just measuring the ocean but also the fluxes, which is where we are missing information. This will help us join the air and the water very well to complement the observation we do with other platforms."

Sabrina Speich
Physical oceanographer at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (France)