Offshore Wind Solutions

The only uncrewed wind-powered vehicle to support the entire offshore wind life cycle.

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Days at sea: 10,450
Miles sailed: 657,567
Samples collected: 407M
Explorer Emissions: Zero

Missions

Metocean Data Collection
Ocean condition observations, surface meteorology, and wind power density at hub height to inform energy production estimates.
Ecosystem Monitoring
Acoustic and visual detection of natural visitors like whales, seabirds, and bats.
Mapping
Multibeam mapping and sub-bottom profiling for wind farm development and continuous monitoring of the shifting seafloor.
Maritime Security
Onboard sensor fusion of cameras, radar, and AIS data for real-time asset protection.
Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vehicle equipped for maritime domain awareness missions in Hawaii.

Environmentally Friendly Life Cycle Solutions for Offshore Wind

Saildrone USVs are the only uncrewed wind-powered vehicles to provide ocean data, maritime security, and ocean mapping.

Saildrone USVs are powered predominantly by renewable energy—wind and solar—producing a minimal carbon footprint. They carry state-of-the-art scientific sensors to collect the data required to develop and maintain an offshore wind farm, from high-resolution ocean mapping and establishing a metocean baseline to persistent year-round ecosystem monitoring and maritime security solutions.

The impressive capabilities of Saildrone’s autonomous vehicles have been proven in numerous operational missions for science, ocean mapping, and maritime security, covering over 500,000 nautical miles from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The Saildrone fleet has logged more than 10,000 days at sea in some of the most extreme weather conditions on the planet.

Machine Learning-enabled Asset Security

Saildrones use optical cameras and advanced machine learning algorithms to deliver real-time, visual detection of anything in the vicinity of protected assets or offshore wind farms, including commercial and recreational boats or other vessels that may choose not to transmit their position.

Saildrones also detect and identify natural visitors like whales, seabirds, and bats. The location of detected targets is fused with other data sources—AIS and acoustics—to deliver a fully informed picture of the surrounding marine areas providing advanced security 24/7/365 days a year.

ML-enabled 24/7/365 Maritime Monitoring

Why Saildrone?

Cost-effective, persistent MDA in any ocean
24/7 autonomous operations monitoring with real-time data transmission via satellite communications
Up to 365 days without returning to port for maintenance or refueling
Reduced fuel consumption and carbon footprint
Secure, encrypted data, vehicle to cloud
Defense and commercial configurations available

Vehicles

Explorer

  • 23 ft (7 m)
  • Wind propulsion 3 knots avg.
  • >365 days endurance

Voyager

  • 33 ft (7 m)
  • Wind propulsion 5 knots avg.
  • >180 days endurance

Surveyor

  • 72 ft (7 m)
  • Wind propulsion 6 knots avg.
  • >180 days endurance
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