Autonomous Saildrone

Autonomous Saildrone is the world’s leading collector of ocean related in situ data via uncrewed vehicle, above and below the sea surface.

Government, scientific, and commercial organizations around the globe rely on Saildrone to deliver the critical information they need—when they need it.



Low or no carbon footprint or environmental impact operations delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches.

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“Our global fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones monitors the planet in real time, above and below the surface.”

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Autonomous single-beam and multibeam bathymetric data collection for navigation and charting, telecommunications, offshore energy, and physical oceanography to 7000 m depth.

Cost-effective solutions for high-quality, fit-for-purpose in situ ocean and climate data collection with a robust data chain of custody, from sensor calibration to final distribution.

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The first mission by an autonomous vehicle from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, collecting environmental and carbon data for climate science.



An historic 15,000 nautical mile, 274-day mission from Cabo Verde to Trieste, Italy. The mission was a public-private partnership between Saildrone and 12 oceanographic research institutions and universities from seven countries. The mission was conducted in two phases: Phase 1 was an eddy survey near Cabo Verde led by the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR); Phase 2 focused on cross-calibration of CO2 measurements at fixed ocean stations led by the Integrated Carbon Observation System, Ocean Thematic Center (ICOS OTC).

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