Announcement

Saildrone Ramps Up Maritime Security Capabilities with Key Hires from Navy, Coast Guard
Company

Illegal fishing, drug interdiction, counter-piracy, and asset protection are just some of the applications for Saildrone’s autonomous maritime security solutions.

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David E. Shaw Brings Extensive Science & Conservation Experience to Saildrone's Ocean Advisory Board
Company

The founder of the Sargasso Sea Alliance and Aspen High Seas Initiative and member of Ocean Elders will help Saildrone achieve its mission to sustainably explore, map, and monitor the ocean.

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Andy Ziegwied Joins Saildrone as VP of Ocean Data
Company

Andy Ziegwied brings over 20 years of experience supporting oceanographic data collection and uncrewed platforms to lead Saildrone’s Ocean Data division.

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Saildrone Launches 72-foot Surveyor, Revolutionizing Ocean Seabed Mapping
Technology

The new Saildrone Surveyor is the world’s most advanced uncrewed surface vehicle, equipped with an array of acoustic instruments for high-resolution shallow and deep-water mapping.

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USVs Complete Milestone Alaska Fisheries Survey
Data

Data collected by a fleet of Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) will inform this year’s Alaska pollock fish stock assessment.

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Brian Connon Joins Saildrone as VP of Ocean Mapping
Company

The former director of the USM Hydrographic Science Research Center, Brian Connon will lead Saildrone’s Ocean Mapping division.

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Saildrone Joins Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Company

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership brings together the leading ocean science and technology institutions to advance ocean research, innovation, education, and policy.

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Winter Storm Chasing to Improve Extreme Weather Forecasts
Technology

Saildrone has deployed a vehicle with a specially designed wing to chase hurricane-strength winter storms in the North Pacific.

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Saildrone Wins National Award for Safety Excellence
Company

The American Equity Underwriters’ annual awards program recognizes the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry.

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Anne Hale Miglarese to Lead Impact Science Program at Saildrone
Company

The founder of the Radiant Earth Foundation and former president and CEO of PlanetIQ, will work to develop the partnerships required to address some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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Saildrone Hires Barak Ben-Gal as CFO to Scale Ocean Drone Data Solutions
Company

Barak Ben-Gal, formerly of Sunrun and Symphony Talent, will build the G&A organization necessary to enable growth.

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Atlantic to Med: An Historic 5,000+ Nautical Mile Voyage for Science
Missions

Two autonomous wind-powered vehicles sailed from Cabo Verde to Trieste, Italy, demonstrating how fit-for-purpose technology can be used to increase ocean observation.

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Eyes and Ears at Sea: US Coast Guard to Test Saildrone Autonomous MDA Capabilities
Technology

Saildrone is using a specially built camera system and advanced acoustic technology combined with machine learning to identify activity at sea.

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Saildrone Joins the Alliance for Digital Innovation
Company

ADI empowers the government to leverage innovative commercial technology to provide modern, secure, and effective digital experiences to its citizens.

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Saildrone to Perform Alaska Pollock Survey Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Missions

With upcoming ship-based surveys in Alaska canceled due to the global health crisis, NOAA Fisheries has turned to Saildrone to collect data to support the sustainable management of America’s largest fishery.

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Saildrones Complete First Unmanned Passage of Strait of Gibraltar
Missions

SD 1030 and SD 1053 reverse the path of the ancient mariners, entering the Mediterranean Sea through the Pillars of Hercules.

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Building an Ecological Baseline in the Central Pacific Ahead of Deep-Sea Mining
Missions

The 30-day mission supported by a Saildrone Award studies the behavior and environmental influencers of small fishes, squids, and crustaceans in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.

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NOPP Grant Creates 3-Way PPP to Advance Ocean Mapping
Company

UNH, MBARI, and Saildrone will work together to advance deepwater ocean bathymetry thanks to a three-year grant from the National Oceanographic Partnership Program.

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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 USV Completes First Atlantic Crossing East to West
Missions

After setting the record for the fastest unmanned Atlantic crossing, SD 1021 has now completed the return journey, not only beating its own record time but also becoming the first autonomous vehicle to transit in both directions across the Atlantic Ocean.

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NASA’s Eric Lindstrom to Join Saildrone as Chief Scientist
Company

Dr. Eric Lindstrom, Physical Oceanography Program Scientist at NASA, will oversee the new Saildrone Ocean Observing Network.

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Autonomous Vehicles for Cost-Effective Global Ocean Mapping
Technology

Saildrone USVs can not only significantly reduce the cost of ocean mapping at scale, but they can also more easily and efficiently reach the most remote corners of the ocean.

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Saildrone Joins CENIC’s 100Gbps Advanced Broadband Network as Pilot Partner
Company

The City of Alameda launched the first-of-its-kind pilot project to bring high-capacity network access to Alameda Point research and development companies.

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Saildrone at OceanObs’19
Science

Join one of four USV working groups to participate in the further development of the Saildrone global surface observing network.

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Shipwreck Discovered During Proof-of-Concept Multibeam Bathymetry Mission
Technology

Saildrone partnered with the University of Southern Mississippi and NOAA to complete our first shallow-water multibeam bathymetry mission in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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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Saildrone Completes Fastest Atlantic Crossing by Unmanned Vehicle
Technology

After suffering damage in a Gulf Stream storm, SD 1021 received a new wing in Bermuda and set out for the Solent on a mission to complete the fastest unmanned Atlantic crossing.

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Unprecedented In Situ Southern Ocean Data Set Released to the Public
Data

Data from the First Saildrone Antarctic Circumnavigation has been released to the global scientific community on Saildrone’s new data portal, data.saildrone.com, a repository of high-resolution in-situ observations collected by our global fleet of ocean drones.

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Saildrone Completes First Autonomous Circumnavigation of Antarctica
Missions

SD 1020 survived freezing temperatures, 15-meter waves, 130 km/h winds, and collisions with giant icebergs to complete the 22,000-kilometer mission in 196 days.

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Saildrone Forecast Is the Official Weather Sponsor of Cowes Week
Forecast

Competitors at Cowes Week 2019 will have access to Saildrone Forecast, the first weather app powered by data from sailing ocean robots.

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Bring Antarctica to Your Classroom with These STEM-Oriented Lessons
Science

Saildrone has partnered with the 1851 Trust to develop a series of data-driven lesson plans on issues related to the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation, free for teachers and educators.

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Norway Launches Saildrone USVs in the North Sea for Fisheries Research
Missions

The 2019 Sandeel and Saithe Mission will be the first European test of Saildrone USVs in partnership with Norway’s Institute of Marine Research.

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Assessing Fish Abundance on the West Coast in 100 Days
Missions

The 2018 West Coast Fisheries Survey combined the efforts of a NOAA research vessel and a fleet of saildrones to observe and collect data on fish and marine mammals from anchovy to humpback whales.

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Saildrone Fleet Launches in New Zealand on Epic Journey
Missions

The first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring this remote marine environment to the classroom.

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Saildrone at the Exploratorium for Ocean Discovery Month
Technology

Watch Saildrone COO Sebastien de Halleux in an Ocean Discovery Talk about how USVs are collecting valuable data in remote and dangerous parts of the ocean.

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A Step Towards A Quantified Planet: Announcing Our $60 Million Series B
Company

We are thrilled to welcome Horizons Ventures as a new partner to help accelerate Saildrone’s vision of a Quantified Planet.

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A Gateway to the Southern Ocean
Company

Today we are announcing an important development: Sending our first fleet of saildrones into the Southern Ocean, in partnership with CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization.

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Expanding Our Fleet of Sailing Drones
Company

Excited to announce we raised a $14 Million In Series A to expand our fleet of sailing drones and grow our data services.

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