In April 2015, two Saildrones were released from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in association with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO).
The Bering Sea, an unforgiving location made popular by the TV-show 'Deadliest Catch', was one of the hardest tests that the Saildrones could face.
The 3 months mission saw;
The challenging mission was completed as planned, with both vehicles returning to Dutch Harbor after 97 days at sea. SD-126 had sailed 4137 nm and SD-128 had sailed 4393 nm.
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