Saildrone is thrilled to announce that it has been selected from among 10 regional finalists and a record-setting number of entries as North America’s “Best Tech for Good” at the 2022 Timmy Awards. The Timmy Awards are presented annually by Tech in Motion, a platform bringing local tech professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate.
“The Best Tech for Good category celebrates companies that find a way to combine technology and passion for their communities in order to make the world a better place,” said Lindsay Lewis, executive director of marketing at Motion Recruitment, the founder of Tech in Motion. “Saildrone is the epitome of those values, and it is a pleasure to celebrate their mission and dedication with this Timmy Award.”
The awards for all six categories, from Best Tech Startup to Best Tech Work Culture, were presented in a live virtual ceremony. Click to see all the winners.
The impact the changing environment will have on global communities is possibly the greatest single challenge facing humanity. Though the ocean covers more than 70% of Earth’s surface and is critical to understanding our planetary systems, the marine environment is critically under-sampled, leaving scientists and world leaders without the key data and insights they need to make decisions.
Saildrone is keenly aware of the need for more high-quality ocean data to enable a better understanding of Earth’s climate and help us mitigate the challenges facing our world. Saildrone’s vision of a healthy ocean and a safe, sustainable planet and our mission to sustainably explore, map, and monitor the ocean to understand, protect, and preserve our world drives every employee working to develop our uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) technology to make the world a better place.
“At Saildrone, we deploy sailing drones to collect critical data from our oceans, on processes and events affecting our planet and our people. From hurricane intelligence to fish stock management to ocean mapping, we’re the source of truth from our oceans, supporting better decision making back on land. Saildrone’s low-cost, low-carbon solution for ocean data collection is now enabling real change,” said Saildrone founder and CEO Richard Jenkins. “Our entire team is excited about the benefits that Saildrone can bring to humanity, and we’re delighted to have our important mission recognized by the Timmy Awards and the Tech in Motion team.”
The impressive capabilities of Saildrone’s uncrewed vehicles have been proven in numerous operational missions for science, ocean mapping, and maritime security, covering over 900,000 nautical miles from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The Saildrone fleet has logged more than 22,000 days at sea in some of the most extreme weather conditions on the planet.
Navigating an ocean of data, delivering a world of possibilities.
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.