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August 05, 2019
Saildrone 1020 completes the 22,000 kilometer mission to circumnavigate Antarctica in 196 days.

Saildrone 1020 survived freezing temperatures, 15-meter waves, 130 km/h winds, and collisions with giant icebergs to complete the 22,000-kilometer... more

In the News

August 21, 2019

The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is a dangerous and foreboding place. Wind speeds can exceed 80 miles per hour and waves as high as... more

August 07, 2019

13,670 nautical miles. 50-foot waves. One big collision. Over the weekend a Saildrone — a 23-foot long uncrewed marine robot — withstood... more