The Sailbuoy is a long endurance unmanned surface vehicle for the oceans.

Field proven to stay for months at sea, it navigates the oceans autonomously - transmitting back data at regular intervals. The Sailbuoy can be used for a wide variety of ocean applications. From measuring ocean and atmospheric parameters to tracking oil spills or acting as a communication relay station for subsea instrumentation. You can follow the Sailbuoy and update tracks in real-time from your computer, tablet or smart phone.

 

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The first atlantic crossing by an unmanned surface vehicle.

The SB Met has made it across and we are very proud of her. She is the first ever unmanned surface vehicle to complete an Atlantic crossing. After 80 days at sea she has finally arrived at the finish line. Deployed in Newfoundland, she has travelled to Ireland sailing a total of 5100 km to cover the 3000 km stretch.

Thanks to the Marine Institute’s Centre for Applied Ocean Technology in Newfoundland for deploying it

Having crossed the atlantic the SB Met is now continuing on to Norway, another 1300 km.

Follow our transatlantic crossing on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Sailbuoy/

See also Microtransat map

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