Extreme Testing

Inside the Eye of the Storm: Saildrone Collects Live Video of Category 4 Hurricane
Missions

Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 is collecting valuable ocean data about how hurricanes intensify for NOAA.

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Sailing into the Eye of the Storm
Missions

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.

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Ocean Drone Makes Landfall in Australia after 718 Days Sailing the Southern Ocean
Missions

SD 1023 was one of three saildrones deployed as part of the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation that sought new scientific insights in the Southern Ocean.

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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 Fleet Completes First Arctic Mapping Mission
Missions

Four saildrones sailed 8,000 nautical miles round trip from San Francisco to the Canadian border to collect bathymetry data off Alaska’s North Slope.

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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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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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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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Storms Pound the Southern Ocean, SD 1020 Soldiers On
Missions

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

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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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Can a Wind-Powered Ocean Drone Circumnavigate the Most Extreme Ocean?
Missions

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

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