NASA Scientist joins Saildrone to oversee global ocean observing fleet

Saildrone Inc, a California provider of high-resolution ocean data collected from a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, has announced that retiring NASA oceanography scientist Eric Lindstrom will join Saildrone as Chief Scientist on December 2, 2019, the company said.

As Chief Scientist, Dr. Lindstrom will oversee Saildrone´s science efforts, including observing system design, instrument selection, data quality, and sensor validation. Saildrone plans to deploy a further 50 Saildrone vehicles during 2020, in a coordinated research effort to quantify and understand some of the biggest challenges facing our oceans, and ultimately, our planet.

Saildrone Inc. is a provider of high-resolution oceanographic and atmospheric data, collected by its fleet of wind and solar-powered unmanned surface vehicles, known as Saildrones.