July 2018 – September 2020
Electric boats have the potential to act as “energy storage wrapped in a boat”.
October 2018 – September 2020
This project created a framework for testing in-stream tidal turbine effects on specific marine species populations. The framework provides the basis for future assessment of far-field and cumulative environmental effects.
Advancing Tidal Energy Turbine Operations through High Fidelity Tug Propulsion and Control Simulation Software
November 2016 – March 2017
The project objective was to develop a numerical model of a tug boat and its propulsion system to accurately predict its dynamic behaviour in turbulent tidal flows.
January 2016 – January 2017
FORCE developed an Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (EEMP) to study five major subject areas: fish, marine mammals, lobster, marine noise and seabirds. The EEMP was designed to be adaptive in nature.
January 2013 – October 2015
This research investigated and informed novel and cost-effective engineering solutions to extract and deliver energy from tidal flows.
March – July 2013
Community engagement strategies and a resource guide for stakeholders involved in marine renewable energy will support the success of marine renewable energy development in Nova Scotia.
This is an assessment of the in-stream tidal resources in Southwest Nova Scotia consisting of Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties.