Ocean Power to use buoys as surveillance devices

Ocean Power to use buoys as surveillance devices

Ocean Power Technologies is working with the U.S. department of Homeland Security to showcase how its buoys can be used for ocean surveillance.

The New Jersey company is planning a major wave energy project off the Oregon Coast.

Pennington, N.J.-based Ocean Power has reached a research and development agreement with Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directory to deploy one of its PowerBuoy devices off the coast of New Jersey to showcase the effectiveness of its “long duration maritime vessel detection platform.”

The company has also been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. through a technology transfer program to show how the PowerBuoy can be used with several surveillance technologies.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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