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Saildrone Completes World-first Uncrewed Alaska Ocean Mapping Mission

Saildrone surveyed more than 45,000 square kilometers of previously unknown ocean floor around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and off the California coast to address ocean exploration gaps in remote areas.

March 7, 2023

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Saildrone Captures Video Inside Category 4 Hurricane Fiona

For the second year, NOAA and Saildrone are hurricane chasing with uncrewed wind-powered vehicles.

September 22, 2022

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Whale-protecting Ocean Drones Accelerate Offshore Wind

Saildrone will use ground-breaking technology and uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) to protect marine wildlife, enabling the acceleration of offshore wind energy.

September 16, 2022

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With Soaring Temperatures and Extreme Weather Events, Ocean Data Has Never Been More Important

Two ocean drones are collecting data in the Gulf of Mexico to help monitor weather and the impact of climate change.

August 24, 2022

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Ocean Drones Launched in Lake Superior to Support $7B Great Lakes Fishery

Collecting data to improve fish counts, monitor environmental health, and help to protect native fish species.

August 10, 2022

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Hurricane Drones Bravely Heading Back to the Atlantic… And the Gulf of Mexico

In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone is again launching a fleet of ocean drones to collect critical hurricane data to make coastal communities safer.

August 3, 2022

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Navy League of the United States Recognizes Ocean Drone Technology with Annual Innovation Award

The award was presented to Saildrone Founder and CEO Richard Jenkins at the Sea Air Space conference, held April 4 – 6, 2022.

April 5, 2022

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The Future of Long-endurance Low-carbon Survey is Here: Sulmara Inks Services Agreement for 10 Saildrone Voyager USVs

Saildrone and Sulmara commit to growing the adoption of USV survey in the offshore energy sector across the globe.

March 9, 2022

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Saildrone’s New Ocean Mapping HQ to Support Critical Florida Coastline Initiatives

Known for their 2021 groundbreaking video from inside a category 4 hurricane, Saildrone is broadening its efforts to keep coastal communities in the region safe.

March 2, 2022

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Carbon and the Ocean: Saildrones Help Us Understand Our Planet’s Future

Ocean observations are urgently needed to close key uncertainties in the global carbon budget, understand and predict our climate, and hold countries accountable for carbon goals.

December 9, 2021

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Saildrone Closes $100 Million Series C Funding Round to Advance Ocean Intelligence Products

Led by BOND, the new financing will be used to grow Saildrone’s data insight teams and scale go-to-market functions for ocean domain intelligence.

October 18, 2021

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World First: Ocean Drone Captures Video from Inside a Category 4 Hurricane

NOAA and Saildrone are collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam.

September 30, 2021

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Ocean Drones with Zero Operational Carbon Footprint Helping to Mitigate Climate Change

With the need for renewable energy sources at an all-time high, Saildrone’s low-carbon ocean drones can help make new offshore wind farms a reality.

August 25, 2021

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World’s Most Advanced Autonomous Research Vehicle Completes Ocean Crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii

Following this successful proof of concept voyage, Saildrone will build a fleet of Surveyors, manufactured at US shipyards, to map Earth’s oceans in the next 10 years.

July 8, 2021

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Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone will launch five ocean drones to collect in situ scientific data from hurricanes.

June 1, 2021

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Pioneering Study to Improve Weather Prediction and Global Carbon Budget Understanding supports Saildrone’s ambitious mission to collect year-round ocean data in the turbulent waters of the Gulf Stream.

April 13, 2021

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Introducing the Saildrone Surveyor

Saildrone launches the world’s largest and most advanced autonomous surface vehicle for ocean exploration.

January 11, 2021

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