Satellite Cal/Val

NASA Study Finds Close Correlation Between Satellite & Saildrone In Situ Data
Data

Data collected by a fleet of saildrones deployed to the Arctic is being used to validate satellite remote sensing and help develop machine learning tools to estimate air-sea heat exchange.

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Saildrone Data Quality Validated by Peer-Reviewed Papers
Data

To establish confidence in Saildrone fit for purpose data, we have sought out and developed relationships with recognized experts in the fields of meteorology and oceanography.

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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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Saildrone In Situ Observation: A Single Platform with a Multi-Purpose
Technology

Saildrone USVs have proven to be a valuable tool in a multiplatform observation network, but they can also achieve a variety of mission objectives simultaneously, saving money and resources.

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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 & NASA: Increasing the Value of Remote Sensing Data
Science

Satellite imagery improves understanding of Earth’s systems, but in situ data is required for calibration, validation, and algorithm development.

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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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Sailing Over the Ice Edge
Missions

The 5th annual Arctic mission, in partnership with NOAA and NASA, took a fleet of saildrones to a new frontier—the Arctic ice edge—to improve sea ice prediction and satellite algorithm development.

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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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NASA’s SPURS-2 Comparison Measurements Demonstrate Saildrone Capabilities
Technology

Saildrone-ship-buoy comparisons were a key objective during NASA’s SPURS-2 field campaign, as highlighted by a paper published in a special issue of Oceanography.

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