The development, validation, and demonstration of this radar system will unfold over several years. The initial system development will extend through 2024. After designing and testing the system in the lab, the radar will be integrated of Department of Energy’s lidar buoys for testing and deployment. Then, the technology will be validated with auxiliary measurements from thermal cameras, acoustic monitors, weather radar, and human observers over open water. Finally, the system will be demonstrated by conducted data collection campaigns at relevant locations.