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Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 measured the “highest wind speed recorded by a USV” during Hurricane Sam in 2021.
SD 1045, famous for capturing the first video from inside a major hurricane at sea, is one of 12 saildrones collecting data about hurricane rapid intensification for NOAA this summer.
The third-annual Atlantic Hurricane mission will provide data to NOAA researchers to better understand how these large and destructive storms grow and intensify.
In celebration of World Oceans Day, Saildrone asked three of the science community’s most preeminent oceanographers to discuss the importance of measuring CO2 in the ocean.
Saildrone Explorer SD 1078 is battling 50-foot waves and winds measured over 100 mph inside the Cat 4 hurricane.
Saildrone and NOAA are launching seven wind-powered ocean drones to collect data inside hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Saildrone’s global fleet of USVs is collecting critical data to help scientists better understand how increased atmospheric carbon is driving rising global temperatures.
NOAA and Saildrone sent five autonomous vehicles into the Tropical Atlantic and successfully collected data of ocean-atmospheric interaction inside a major hurricane, which had never been done before by any uncrewed surface vehicle.
A group of Saildrone Explorers were deployed from Newport, RI, to build the largest ever set of wintertime weather and carbon data in the Gulf Stream.
Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 is collecting valuable ocean data about how hurricanes intensify for NOAA.
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.
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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