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NOAA Uses Sailing Drones Instead of Ships for Fishery Survey


 

Due to the dread Virus, NOAA has cancelled ship-based fishery surveys:

"NOAA Fisheries plans to use autonomous surface vehicles to collect some critically needed data to support management of the nation’s largest commercial fishery for Alaska pollock.

"...

"Three saildrones, unmanned wind-powered surface vehicles, are en route. They are sailing autonomously, from Alameda, California on a six-week journey to the eastern Bering Sea."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaxles2l

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/due-to-covid-19-noaa-uses-drones-instead-of-ships-for-fishery-survey

And the "saildrone":

https://www.saildrone.com/

https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/ocs/saildrone

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