Saildrones: Cutting Edge Technology for Ocean Research

See how scientists use saildrones—autonomous sailing vessels with customized acoustic technologies—to study whales, fish, and seals in remote parts of the ocean.

Sail drone and NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson

Saildrones monitor the vital signs of the sea—wind, temperature and salinity—to take a look at important Walleye pollock fish stocks, track Northern fur seals and locate right whales through sound.

     

    Last updated by Office of Communications on May 20, 2018