About Us

Navigating an ocean of data, delivering a world of possibilities. Saildrone is the world’s leading collector of in situ data via uncrewed vehicle, above and below the sea surface.

Delivering Knowledge from Our Oceans to Our Customers

Our measurements and observations, from above and below the ocean surface, provide intelligence and insight for subjects ranging from maritime security, to mapping, to earth system processes such as weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, and climate change. All of which have a tremendous impact on humanity

Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates the world’s most capable, proven and trusted USVs.  Saildrones are wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We collect critical marine data, delivered in real-time, from any of our oceans, at any time of year. We are building the world's largest high-resolution ocean data sets, working with governments and private companies around the globe.

Saildrone's patented wing technology was born from 10 years of R&D in pursuit of the land speed record. The company is headquartered in Alameda, CA, and backed by The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Capital, Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund, Lux Capital, Exor Seeds, and Horizons Ventures.

Saildrone HQ in Alameda, CA

Saildrone is headquartered in Alameda, CA, in a former Naval Air station hangar with direct access to the waters of San Francisco Bay.