“Autonomous vessel operations in the Arctic: Lessons learned from the Summer 2020 Mapping Mission” –NOAA

Three of six saildrones getting ready for deployment from Dutch Harbor, AK, on the 2019 Arctic mission. Photo Credit: Saildrone, Inc.

Since the Coast Guard is currently testing the “Saildrone,” thought the experience reported by NOAA on this 6,000 mile mission was very interesting.

Autonomous vessel operations in the Arctic: Lessons learned from the Summer 2020 Mapping Mission

Navigation tracks of all four saildrones during the nearly two-month deployment as part of the North Slope Arctic mapping mission. Credit: TerraSond.

Thanks to Mike B for the link. 

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