A floating light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system developed at the University of Maine has successfully completed a new deployment performance test 12 miles off the Maine coast in 65 meters of water. AWS Truepower validated DeepCLiDAR’s data recovery and measurement accuracy. DeepCLiDAR is expected to help accelerate U.S. offshore wind by providing high-quality, low-cost offshore wind-resource data, metocean monitoring and ecological characterization capabilities in remote marine environments. The recent five-month test concluded a three-phase validation program that vetted the DeepCLiDAR’s performance onshore, near-shore and offshore.