NOAA and Saildrone sent five autonomous vehicles into the Tropical Atlantic and successfully collected data of ocean-atmospheric interaction inside a major hurricane, which had never been done before by any uncrewed surface vehicle.
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.
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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Saildrone is a US business that provides comprehensive turnkey data solutions and actionable insights and intelligence for real-time ocean mapping, ocean data, and maritime security from any ocean on earth. Saildrone’s fleet of environmentally friendly wind and solar-powered uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) operate 24/7/365 without the need for a crewed support vehicle. They are equipped with advanced sensors and machine learning technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean at any time of year.