The folks at Saildrone, who recently made history by sending an ocean drone into the eye of a hurricane, are celebrating another milestone today. Saildrone has just received an investment of $100 million to grow its capabilities in climate data, ocean mapping, and maritime intelligence solutions.
The highly successful Series C funding round brings the total funding given to the US-owned and operated company to $190 million. Saildrone says it will use the new financing to expand the data insight teams and scale its go-to-market products that are based on data collected from a fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles.
Powered primarily by wind and solar power, Saildrone’s ocean drones have sailed over 500,000 nautical miles to date and clocked more than 15,000 days at sea in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.
Navigating to the heart of Hurricane Sam is a prime example, wherein Saildrone was able to take scientific measurements and HD video to transform…