Latest Updates

Missions

The first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring this remote marine environment to the classroom.

Science

Saildrones will attempt to track and study the behavior of chinstrap penguins tagged with GPS locators during the 2019 Antarctic Circumnavigation mission.

Missions

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

Forecast

Check out the first weather forecast powered by ocean drone, available in the iOS App Store and on the web!

Science

Saildrone USVs will study krill using acoustic echo sounders while circumnavigating Antarctica.

Science

The Saildrone Award provides researchers with 30 days of ocean data collection for an innovative research project.

Missions

In January 2019, two saildrones departed New Zealand on an epic journey.

Data

The Saildrone Baja Campaign studied upwelling and frontal region dynamics, air-sea interactions, and diurnal warming effects along the US/Mexico coast.

Missions

In the Summer of 2018, five saildrones embark on the first autonomous full West Coast fisheries survey, in collaboration with Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Oceans Canada, and the NOAA research vessel Reuben Lasker.

Company

We are thrilled to welcome Horizons Ventures as a new partner to help accelerate Saildrone’s vision of a Quantified Planet.

Company

Today we are announcing an important development: Sending our first fleet of saildrones into the Southern Ocean, in partnership with CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization.

Technology

Learn how wind and solar-powered saildrones are collecting data at sea in unprecedented detail.

Company

Excited to announce we raised a $14 Million In Series A to expand our fleet of sailing drones and grow our data services.

Technology

The saildrone's patented wing design enables the USV to cross oceans while only consuming a few watts of electricity—but the wing was originally born on land.