Critical Data for Understanding Climate Change
Climate change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Obtaining the data needed to understand these changes is the first step to addressing the world’s climate challenges.
Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) are equipped with a payload of sensors to collect measurements at the air-sea interface. These measurements are necessary to address research on air-sea exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide, ocean dynamics, and populations of fish and marine mammals. Saildrone follows guidelines for collecting these “essential ocean and climate variables” produced by the Global Ocean Observing System and the Global Climate Observing System.