Tracking Hurricanes from St. Pete

Predicting the path and intensity of a hurricane is a complex science that employs not just satellite imagery, but also state-of-the-art drones that can dive, sail and fly straight into the heart of the most powerful storms (Wall Street Journal).  St. Petersburg plays a role in this important work as a regional base for Saildrone at the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.  

Click here to watch a video by the Wall Street Journal: The High-Tech Drones Tracking the World's Most Dangerous Storms.  You'll also see the Hub at one point in the background!

Click here to read an article by the Tampa Bay Times: An ocean drone launched from St. Petersburg into Hurricane Idalia. Here’s what it saw.

(This article was first featured in our September newsletter - to subscribe to our monthly newsletter click here)

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