Antarctica

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22
Oct
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.

20
Aug
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.

10
Jun
Science

Changes in the Antarctic ecosystem could impact the fur seals’ food supply, making foraging harder and in turn affecting the overall health of the population.

16
May

The contests asked participants to reimagine the graphics for a saildrone wing or create a video explaining how changes in the Antarctic affect their local ecosystem.

14
May
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.

29
Apr
Missions

SD 1020 is more than halfway around Antarctica, well on its way toward completing the first autonomous circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean.

9
May
Science

Penguins are the most famous of Antarctic seabirds, but the region is home to dozens of pelagic species, including albatrosses, petrels, and terns.

25
Jun
Technology

Waves play a critical role in the health of the world ocean ecosystem.

9
Apr
Company

Student entries are now being accepted for the Saildrone Wing Design Contest and “How Antarctica Affects Me” Video Contest.

25
Jun
Technology

During the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation, Saildrone is taking critical measurements of Earth’s only circumpolar current.

20
Sep
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.

25
Jun
Science

Just how variable is CO2 uptake in the Southern Ocean in winter?

14
May
Missions

The Saildrone Wing Design Contest is open everyone with additional prizes for Hong Kong residents. Generously sponsored by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

22
Oct
Missions

60+ knot gusts and massive breaking waves? That’s just a typical day in the Southern Ocean.

22
Oct
Missions

Two centuries after the Belgica expedition became the first to survive a winter in Antarctica, Saildrone launched the first autonomous circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean.

22
Oct
Missions

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

22
Oct
Missions

Two Saildrone USVs launched from Bluff, NZ, January 2019. Their mission: the first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica.

22
Oct
Science

Saildrones will attempt to track and study the behavior of chinstrap penguins tagged with GPS locators during the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation mission.

10
Apr
Missions

In January 2019, two saildrones departed New Zealand on an epic journey.

10
Apr
Science

Bring Antarctica into your classroom with three STEM-oriented lesson plans that teach students about krill and its role in the global food web.

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