Greensea IQ to partner with Ocean Power Technologies

Marine robotics software company Greensea IQ has extended its partnership with renewable energy firm Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), to develop the next generation of OPT’s Maritime Domain Awareness Solution (MDAS).

OPT’s MDAS-equipped PowerBuoy products are a renewable energy system that harnesses power from a combination of solar, wind, and wave activity. MDAS is integrated with the units at sea to monitor and collect data, and to provide automated vessel traffic data for ports.

The new contract extension, which will run through to May 2025, will see Greensea IQ’s technologies, including SafeC2 and its OPENSEA open architecture platform, used to improve the capabilities of MDAS, with the companies to collaborate on all aspects of system and software design and development.

This is expected to include work on command and control technologies, as well as communications and data transfer, including integration of OPT’s unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) into the overall architecture.

Development will encompass integration of sensor data, user interface optimisation, data transfer to the cloud, and integration of edge computing and storage systems.

“We are excited to continue strengthening our partnership with Ocean Power Technologies and contribute to the evolution of the Maritime Domain Awareness Solution. Our technologies, OPENSEA and SafeC2 are well-positioned to support and facilitate OPT’s vision,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea IQ.

“The collaboration of our technologies will prove to be an ‘easy’ lift in that we already have the working pieces, such as user interface, command and control, communication, and sensor integration. The only addition required is the integration of data transfer to the cloud.”

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