Monday, October 23, 2017
 

Summer of sailing drones

Unmanned ocean vehicles are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Monica.Allen 0 5585 Article rating: No rating

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help better understand how changes in the ocean are affecting weather, climate, fisheries and marine mammals. The wind and solar-powered research vehicles that resemble a sailboat will travel thousands of miles across the ocean, reaching some areas never before surveyed with such specialized technology.