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Courtesy photo Members of Saildrone prepare their craft on Ballena Bay. They hope to deploy Saildrones off the California coast later this year to study marine life and collect data.

Cutting Edge at the Point

Mar 27,2014

Engineers developing self-sailing drone technology in warehouse space

Mechanical engineers Richard Jenkins and Daryl Owens are crafting the future at Alameda Point. Their company Saildrone designs and builds drones — not those that fly above us, but those that can sustain themselves on the open sea and that are capable of carrying payloads as heavy as 220 pounds. The design of the company’s 19-foot-long, 7-foot-wide vessels allows these drones to sail in shallow waters and through marine debris, enabling them to go where ships cannot. 

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Alameda Point Harbor Seals Attract Educational Groups

Apr 06,2022

About 240 students from Eldorado Middle School in Concord visited Alameda Point to observe harbor seals on March 22. The school participates in an educational program sponsored by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito called Ocean Ambassadors.

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Jet Fuel Cleanup Relies on Laundry Detergent Booster

Mar 17,2022

Draining jet fuel from Navy planes, known as defueling, was a routine step before doing maintenance work on the planes. This defueling process at Alameda Point inadvertently contaminated groundwater at one location across the street from the Pottery Barn Outlet on West Oriskany Avenue.

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Listening Session for Emergency Supportive Housing Plan

Mar 10,2022

City of Alameda staff will hold a community listening session to discuss the city’s plan to convert vacant homes at Alameda Point into Emergency Supportive Homeless Housing. The listening session will take place Thursday, March 10, via Zoom.

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