Sailing for Science
The sailing community knows the magic and wonder of our oceans. Our lives, whether blue water cruising or recreational day sailing, give us intimate knowledge of how our planet is changing. In short: we care.
Because of our sense of adventure, we often find ourselves in hard to reach places that could be difficult for the scientific community to reach. This gives us the unique opportunity to make contributions to science by collecting data or making observations about the environment. In short: we can help.
The Sailors for Science Initiative aims to connect the gap between scientists who need help collecting data, and able crew who want to contribute to ongoing scientific research. The initiative will also provide US Sailing Reach expeditions with an OpenROV Trident to help them gather video and document their work, as well as share their progress with the broader Open Explorer community.