Planet Progress
Planet Progress
Apr 19, 2021
3: Navigating an ocean of data
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Events in the Atlantic Gulf Stream have a far-reaching impact on global weather systems. Understanding them is key to predicting global carbon emissions. Saildrone create and deploy uncrewed, wind and solar powered ocean vehicles to report this data in real time in one of Earth’s harshest ocean environments. Recorded remotely in March 2021. Links Saildrone’s website Saildrone’s Instagram Richard Jenkins setting the land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle in 2009 at Ivanpah Dry Lake on the California-Nevada border Planet Progress is part of the Impact Challenge on Climate. brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit

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