Autonomous-sailboat company Saildrone claims that it captured the first video footage taken by an unmanned vessel inside of a hurricane at sea.
he US Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters squadron regularly releases video taken inside hurricanes at high altitude, and bystanders and storm-chasers take video of hurricanes at landfall.
Howeer, the footage released by NOAA and Saildrone shows an eye-level perspective on hurricane conditions at sea.
Saildrone is going where no research vessel has ever ventured, sailing right into the eye of the hurricane, gathering data that will transform our understanding of these powerful storms. After conquering the Arctic and the Southern Ocean, hurricanes were the last frontier for Saildrone survivability. We are proud to have engineered a vehicle capable of operating in the most extreme weather conditions on earth
said Richard Jenkins, Saildrone founder and CEO.