Geoforce STILL Sails the Seven Seas! - Geoforce

Geoforce STILL Sails the Seven Seas!

Can you afford to lose visibility of this cargo’s location? For an hour? For a day? For a week? Of course, we all know the answer already: losing visibility into critical assets can mean losing even more: money, time, productivity, safety, sanity…

“Oh, the places you’ll (continue to) go!”

-Dr. Seuss, but say ‘Theodore Geisel’, and people will think you’re smarter.

In a September blog, we shared how Geoforce was monitoring the progress of Sailing on a Dream, a 2-meter unmanned sailboat riding the currents of the Indian Ocean. Equipped with a Geoforce AT3 and using the Track and Trace online software platform to track her progress, the ‘Dream launched into the Cape of Good Hope on July 18, 2019.

The goal was to teach students about the science of our oceans while sharing all recorded data with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Back then, veteran sailor Dick Baldwin said the Sailing on a Dream could “travel as far as Australia. Or… not.”. And he’s been using Track and Trace to keep over 30 Seamester students and professors apprised of her trek progress.

Well, it’s time to remove that ‘Or… not”.

As of this writing, the ‘Dream just passed due south of Perth, Australia, continuing eastward with no signs of slowing down. At Geoforce, one of our core values is THINK BIG. So we’re extremely proud to see Dick and his Seamester students ‘thinking big’ with the help of our technology. The students are now readying a marketing campaign to Australian coastline residents and ships at sea to pick up the ‘Dream if they see her.

They’ll have to catch her first. But don’t worry, we’ve got an eye on her.

Oh, the places she (continues to) go.

Jay Karlson is a Senior Product Manager at Geoforce.