About Us

We believe that better inputs in planetary models will yield better outputs and that new insights gained in weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, and climate change will have a tremendous impact on humanity.

Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles called saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We are building the world's largest high-resolution ocean datasets, 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 is headquartered in Alameda, CA, in a former Naval Air station hangar with direct access to the waters of San Francisco Bay.

Advisory Board

Di Ann Eisnor

Advisor

Formerly leading Growth at Waze

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Stan Honey

Advisor

Formerly Founder at Sportvision

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Ray O. Johnson

Advisor

Formerly CTO of Lockheed Martin

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Anne Hale Miglarese

Advisor

Formerly CEO of PlanetIQ

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Serkan Piantino

Advisor

Formerly leading AI research at Facebook

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Hemant Shah

Advisor

Formerly Co-Founder at RMS

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Alan Steremberg

Advisor

Formerly Co-Founder at Weather Underground

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