Mediterranean Sea

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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Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Vehicles Work Together to Observe CO2 Exchange in the Adriatic Sea
Science

Data collected by two saildrones and a subsurface glider along a transect between Italy and Croatia will be intercompared with that of the E2M3A ocean station.

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Surveying Volcanic Impacts in the Tyrrhenian Sea
Science

As part of the Atlantic to Mediterranean mission, two saildrones studied CO2 air-sea fluxes due to volcanic activity in the vicinity of the Aeolian Islands.

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Surface and Underwater Autonomous Vehicles Observe Winter Convection and Biogeochemical Impact in the Ligurian Sea
Science

Two saildrones and an underwater glider traveled the Nice-Calvi line to study air-sea carbon flux and demonstrate the potential of autonomous vehicles to extend the capability of fixed-point observatories and remote sensing.

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Saildrones and SOCIB: Extending In Situ Observation in the Balearic Islands
Science

Two saildrones collected oceanographic and biogeochemical data filling observational gaps in a particularly dynamic region of the Western Mediterranean Sea.

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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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Connecting European Research Infrastructure with Autonomous Vehicles
Science

Two Saildrone USVs will collect in situ measurements at nine fixed ocean stations in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for cross-calibration and validation.

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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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