OPT enters co-operative R&D agreement with US DHS S&T

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has entered into a co-operative research and development agreement with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its Autonomous PowerBuoy to further demonstrate its use for ocean surveillance.

The DHS S&T Borders and Maritime Security Division will collaborate with OPT to demonstrate the effectiveness of its long-duration maritime vessel detection platform, which will involve the redeployment of an APB-350 Autonomous PowerBuoy off the coast of the New Jersey.