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Saildrone to Launch Transformative Gulf Stream Mission
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Funded in part by a grant of more than €1m from Google.org, the 12-month mission is expected to yield extraordinary insights into the impact of the Gulf Stream on weather forecasting and global carbon models.

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The Case for a Global Ocean Carbon Observation Network
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Saildrone is seeking impact partners to operationalize its USV platform for the benefit of humankind.

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Environmental Changes in the Arctic Put Pressure on Fisheries Data Collection and Management
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Saildrone USVs enabled the Alaska Fisheries Science Center to perform the 2020 Alaska pollock survey during a time of considerable environmental and civic uncertainty.

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Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Vehicles Work Together to Observe CO2 Exchange in the Adriatic Sea
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Data collected by two saildrones and a subsurface glider along a transect between Italy and Croatia will be intercompared with that of the E2M3A ocean station.

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Surveying Volcanic Impacts in the Tyrrhenian Sea
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As part of the Atlantic to Mediterranean mission, two saildrones studied CO2 air-sea fluxes due to volcanic activity in the vicinity of the Aeolian Islands.

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Surface and Underwater Autonomous Vehicles Observe Winter Convection and Biogeochemical Impact in the Ligurian Sea
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Two saildrones and an underwater glider traveled the Nice-Calvi line to study air-sea carbon flux and demonstrate the potential of autonomous vehicles to extend the capability of fixed-point observatories and remote sensing.

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Saildrones and SOCIB: Extending In Situ Observation in the Balearic Islands
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Two saildrones collected oceanographic and biogeochemical data filling observational gaps in a particularly dynamic region of the Western Mediterranean Sea.

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Bring Antarctica to Your (Home) School
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Explore the Southern Ocean with your kids—these fun and engaging STEM-oriented lesson plans discuss the incredible aspects of the Antarctic ecosystem and how it affects the rest of the planet. Download for free!

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Saildrone & NASA: Increasing the Value of Remote Sensing Data
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Satellite imagery improves understanding of Earth’s systems, but in situ data is required for calibration, validation, and algorithm development.

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ESTOC Ocean Station Continues Tradition of Cutting-Edge Technology
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The Canary Islands’ ESTOC site is one of nine fixed ocean stations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean where saildrones will collect in situ measurements for cross-calibration and validation.

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Scientists Call for Global Array of Autonomous Vehicles
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Quantifying air-sea interaction is key to improving weather prediction.

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Connecting European Research Infrastructure with Autonomous Vehicles
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Two Saildrone USVs will collect in situ measurements at nine fixed ocean stations in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for cross-calibration and validation.

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A Fresh Breeze of Innovation for Physical Oceanography in the 2020s
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Saildrone Chief Scientist Dr. Eric Lindstrom offers a perspective on the future of physical oceanography and ocean observation over the next decade.

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Surveying Ocean Eddies: Hot Spots of Biological Productivity
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Two Saildrone USVs join the German RV Meteor and other unmanned technologies to study Atlantic Ocean eddies during the #MOSESeddyhunt in the first phase of the 2019 ATL2MED mission.

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Saildrone at OceanObs’19
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Join one of four USV working groups to participate in the further development of the Saildrone global surface observing network.

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The White Shark Café: Saildrones Augmenting Ship Operations (Video)
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Two Saildrone USVs participated in a multidisciplinary effort to understand why great white sharks swim more than 1,300 miles each year to an ocean desert in the North Pacific.

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Building a Planetary-Scale Drone Fleet to Monitor the Ocean
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Wind and solar-powered autonomous vehicles are helping scientists to answer previously unanswerable questions about Earth’s oceans.

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Tracking Alaska Red King Crabs Using Saildrones
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NOAA Fisheries and the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation have teamed up to track seasonal movements of Alaska red king crab using a Saildrone USV equipped with an acoustic receiver.

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Antarctic Fur Seals As an Indicator of a Changing Ecosystem
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Changes in the Antarctic ecosystem could impact the fur seals’ food supply, making foraging harder and in turn affecting the overall health of the population.

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Bring Antarctica to Your Classroom with These STEM-Oriented Lessons
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Saildrone has partnered with the 1851 Trust to develop a series of data-driven lesson plans on issues related to the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation, free for teachers and educators.

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Can You Identify These Antarctic Seabirds?
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Penguins are the most famous of Antarctic seabirds, but the region is home to dozens of pelagic species, including albatrosses, petrels, and terns.

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Is It a Whale? A Dolphin? Or a Shark?
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SD 1023 captured this image in the Arctic, sparking a lively discussion among the Saildrone team and our science partners.

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Why It Matters: Carbon Uptake and the Southern Ocean
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The Southern Ocean is critical for controlling how much CO2 is in the atmosphere, but as the water absorbs more carbon it becomes more acidic—and that could affect the health of a lot of organisms.

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What Chinstrap Penguins Tell Us About the Health of the Antarctic Ecosystem
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Saildrones will attempt to track and study the behavior of chinstrap penguins tagged with GPS locators during the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation mission.

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What We Can Learn from Studying Antarctic Krill
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Bring Antarctica into your classroom with three STEM-oriented lesson plans that teach students about krill and its role in the global food web.

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Saildrone Award Winners Address Big Questions with Autonomous Technology
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The Saildrone Award provides researchers with 30 days of ocean data collection for an innovative research project.

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How Unmanned Surface Vehicles Use Sound to Count Fish, Whales
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Saildrone and NOAA have been working closely to pioneer the use of autonomous technology for fisheries management and conservation.

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