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Saildrone to Collect Data Inside Hurricane

As hurricane season approaches each summer, coastal communities on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard brace for impact. These fast-moving and often deadly storms aren’t only a persistent threat to human safety, they also present a significant economic impact—hurricane damage in the U.S. is estimated at around $54 billion annually.  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone is going storm chasing in the Tropical

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Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

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NOAA Fisheries traditionally uses research vessels and chartered fishing vessels to perform fisheries surveys, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer’s ship-based surveys in the region have been canceled. Instead, three Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) deployed from Alameda, California, are sailing to the Bering Sea to perform this important task. The Alaska pollock fishery in the eastern Bering

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