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."


And the "saildrone":

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