National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


Saildrones go where humans can’t — or don’t want to — to study the world’s oceans

NEAH BAY, Clallam County — As the crew of a Makah tribal salmon boat unloaded their catch like generations of fishermen before them, scientists at the other end of the pier in this small coastal community were wrangling more futuristic cargo. Chris Meinig is quoted and the Arctic and TPOS Saildrone missions are referenced. 


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