Saildrone’s fleet of USVs has traveled over 500,000 nautical miles, carrying payloads of atmospheric and oceanographic sensors. The result is a series of large-scale datasets describing parts of the world’s oceans that have never been covered in such detail. Explore the sample datasets below based on recent missions.
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In conjunction with NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), three saildrones traversed Alaska’s inhospitable waters to the Bering and Chukchi Seas to track melting ice, measure carbon dioxide levels, and count fish, seals, and whales. The data collected from this mission can be used to inform how changes in the Arctic can affect other climate and weather systems and/or marine ecosystems.
Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates a global fleet of wind and solar powered ocean drones, providing in-situ data collection services, global ocean data sets and enhanced weather forecast applications.