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 available in either near-real-time (NRT) or delayed mode (DM).
Explore our fast growing in situ data sets by accessing the Saildrone Data portal (beta) above or dive right into the featured datasets from recent missions below. Not familiar with NetCDF format? Here is a quick guide to get you started.
The white shark is among the most iconic predators in the ocean, but for all their public exposure, the lives of white sharks remain shrouded in mystery. In 2018, two saildrones tracked tagged white sharks with the goal of shedding some light on a long-standing question around their migratory habits. Why do white sharks regularly congregate in a seemingly inhospitable part of the ocean?
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.