National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Robot Boats are Sailing the Seven Seas to Predict El Nino

Mon, 09/05/2016
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Self-driving boats, kitted out with scientific sensors, could hold the key to avoiding the next major weather disaster. The boats, created by Saildrone, are being used by the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory to enhance data gathered from the Pacific Ocean, where water temperature patterns are helping scientists understand the El Niño phenomenon. Being able to predict the next event could save millions of dollars and countless lives.