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The two-month mission using the new Saildrone Voyager is in support of the NOAA deep-sea coral survey.
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.
Saildrone Explorer SD 1078 is battling 50-foot waves and winds measured over 100 mph inside the Cat 4 hurricane.
SD 1079 spent 370 days at sea collecting CO2 data in a remote area of the Tropical Atlantic to improve global carbon projections and more sustainably manage ocean resources.
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 is one of several science and defense-oriented companies located at the St. Petersburg Innovation District’s new Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.
NOAA, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, the Weather Channel, and Popular Mechanics have named the Atlantic hurricane mission one of the most important stories of 2021.
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.
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