Air-Sea Fluxes

Sailing into the Eye of the Storm
Missions

In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone is going storm chasing in the Tropical Atlantic to collect data where it’s never been collected before—inside a hurricane.

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Saildrone to Launch Transformative Gulf Stream Mission
Science

Funded in part by a grant of more than €1m from Google.org, the 12-month mission is expected to yield extraordinary insights into the impact of the Gulf Stream on weather forecasting and global carbon models.

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Tropical Atlantic Mission Wraps Up After 6 Months at Sea
Missions

Two saildrones have been collecting data about air-sea interactions in a productive region of the western Tropical Atlantic on behalf of NOAA.

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Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Vehicles Work Together to Observe CO2 Exchange in the Adriatic Sea
Science

Data collected by two saildrones and a subsurface glider along a transect between Italy and Croatia will be intercompared with that of the E2M3A ocean station.

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Surveying Volcanic Impacts in the Tyrrhenian Sea
Science

As part of the Atlantic to Mediterranean mission, two saildrones studied CO2 air-sea fluxes due to volcanic activity in the vicinity of the Aeolian Islands.

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Saildrone Data Quality Validated by Peer-Reviewed Papers
Data

To establish confidence in Saildrone fit for purpose data, we have sought out and developed relationships with recognized experts in the fields of meteorology and oceanography.

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Surface and Underwater Autonomous Vehicles Observe Winter Convection and Biogeochemical Impact in the Ligurian Sea
Science

Two saildrones and an underwater glider traveled the Nice-Calvi line to study air-sea carbon flux and demonstrate the potential of autonomous vehicles to extend the capability of fixed-point observatories and remote sensing.

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Saildrone In Situ Observation: A Single Platform with a Multi-Purpose
Technology

Saildrone USVs have proven to be a valuable tool in a multiplatform observation network, but they can also achieve a variety of mission objectives simultaneously, saving money and resources.

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Studying Tropical Air-Sea Interactions in the Atlantic
Missions

Five saildrones deployed from Barbados observed ocean-atmosphere interactions at the sub-mesoscale improve climate models and weather prediction.

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Access High-Resolution Ocean Data Sets at data.saildrone.com
Data

The Saildrone Data Explorer is designed to make Saildrone data easy to find, download, and use for scientific and educational purposes.

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Powder Alert?
Forecast

Where snow comes from, and how Saildrone Forecast tracks it.

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Scientists Call for Global Array of Autonomous Vehicles
Science

Quantifying air-sea interaction is key to improving weather prediction.

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Saildrone Atlantic Fleet Studies Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Missions

Five saildrones were deployed from Barbados to join the EUREC4A/ATOMIC project, a massive international effort using air, space, surface, and sub-surface platforms to improve climate models and weather prediction.

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Connecting European Research Infrastructure with Autonomous Vehicles
Science

Two Saildrone USVs will collect in situ measurements at nine fixed ocean stations in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for cross-calibration and validation.

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A Fresh Breeze of Innovation for Physical Oceanography in the 2020s
Science

Saildrone Chief Scientist Dr. Eric Lindstrom offers a perspective on the future of physical oceanography and ocean observation over the next decade.

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Saildrone Launches First Atlantic to Mediterranean Mission
Missions

Two Saildrone USVs are sailing from Cabo Verde to Trieste, Italy on a six-month mission to better understand ocean acidification, the global carbon budget, and the socio-economic impacts of a changing ocean ecosystem.

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Saildrone and JAMSTEC: Innovative Data Collection in the Western Pacific
Missions

The first partnership between Japan’s premiere marine-earth science agency and Saildrone included missions to the reference KEO offshore buoy, a study of the Kuroshio Current, and at the site of the Tropical Pacific m-Triton buoy.

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Saildrone Gulf Stream Data Set Available on EMODnet
Data

Data from the 2019 Gulf Stream mission to quantify wintertime air-sea heat exchange is now available on the European Marine Observation and Data Network.

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Extending Ship-Based Surveys in the Arctic with Ocean Drones
Missions

A flotilla of saildrones established a new northern record for an autonomous vehicle while measuring CO2 and Arctic cod abundance in the Chukchi Sea.

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Why It Matters: Carbon Uptake and the Southern Ocean
Science

The Southern Ocean is critical for controlling how much CO2 is in the atmosphere, but as the water absorbs more carbon it becomes more acidic—and that could affect the health of a lot of organisms.

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Saildrone Award Winners Address Big Questions with Autonomous Technology
Science

The Saildrone Award provides researchers with 30 days of ocean data collection for an innovative research project.

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