Ocean Currents

Saildrone to Launch Transformative Gulf Stream Mission
Science

Funded in part by a grant more than €1m from Google.org, the 12-month mission is expected to yield extraordinary insights into the impact of the Gulf Stream on weather forecasting and global carbon models.

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Tropical Atlantic Mission Wraps Up After 6 Months at Sea
Missions

Two saildrones have been collecting data about air-sea interactions in a productive region of the western Tropical Atlantic on behalf of NOAA.

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Studying Tropical Air-Sea Interactions in the Atlantic
Missions

Five saildrones deployed from Barbados observed ocean-atmosphere interactions at the sub-mesoscale improve climate models and weather prediction.

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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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Saildrone Atlantic Fleet Studies Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Missions

Five saildrones were deployed from Barbados to join the EUREC4A/ATOMIC project, a massive international effort using air, space, surface, and sub-surface platforms to improve climate models and weather prediction.

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Surveying Ocean Eddies: Hot Spots of Biological Productivity
Science

Two Saildrone USVs join the German RV Meteor and other unmanned technologies to study Atlantic Ocean eddies during the #MOSESeddyhunt in the first phase of the 2019 ATL2MED mission.

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Saildrone and JAMSTEC: Innovative Data Collection in the Western Pacific
Missions

The first partnership between Japan’s premiere marine-earth science agency and Saildrone included missions to the reference KEO offshore buoy, a study of the Kuroshio Current, and at the site of the Tropical Pacific m-Triton buoy.

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How Do You Measure Current with Sound?
Technology

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

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Saildrone Launches Atlantic Mission to Quantify Ocean Carbon Exchange
Missions

This 30-day mission to study air-sea heat and carbon exchange in the Gulf Stream is made possible by a Saildrone Award.

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