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.
A Tool for Science
Whether you command your own mission, or leverage our existing ocean data, the Saildrone platform is a scientific tool that gathers interoperable data of the highest quality, fit for purpose, with a clear, robust and secure data chain of custody, from sensor calibration to raw observations, processing, and final distribution.