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.
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.
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.
SD 1020 is more than halfway around Antarctica, well on its way toward completing the first autonomous circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean.
Penguins are the most famous of Antarctic seabirds, but the region is home to dozens of pelagic species, including albatrosses, petrels, and terns.
Waves play a critical role in the health of the world ocean ecosystem.
Student entries are now being accepted for the Saildrone Wing Design Contest and “How Antarctica Affects Me” Video Contest.
During the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation, Saildrone is taking critical measurements of Earth’s only circumpolar current.
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.
Just how variable is CO2 uptake in the Southern Ocean in winter?
The Saildrone Wing Design Contest is open everyone with additional prizes for Hong Kong residents. Generously sponsored by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.
60+ knot gusts and massive breaking waves? That’s just a typical day in the Southern Ocean.
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.
The first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring this remote marine environment to the classroom.
Two Saildrone USVs launched from Bluff, NZ, January 2019. Their mission: the first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica.
Saildrones will attempt to track and study the behavior of chinstrap penguins tagged with GPS locators during the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation mission.
In January 2019, two saildrones departed New Zealand on an epic journey.
Bring Antarctica into your classroom with three STEM-oriented lesson plans that teach students about krill and its role in the global food web.
Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates a global fleet of wind and solar powered ocean drones, providing in-situ data collection services, global ocean data sets and enhanced weather forecast applications.