June 2019 – December 2020
The Marine Mammal Observer Program studied the potential interactions between marine animals and Sustainable Marine Energy Canada’s floating tidal power platform located in Grand Passage, NS. The Program also evaluated the effectiveness of various tools and equipment to detect, locate, and class
Testing of 360-Degree Imaging Technologies for Improved Animal Detection around Tidal Energy Installations
May 2019 – February 2020
The research goal was to conduct a field study to test the performance of a new imaging camera system mounted on a floating tidal platform deployed in Grand Passage, Bay of Fundy. Field testing featured testing of different camera mount locations on the platform in order to optimize field-of-vie
January – November 2019
Marine X-band radar locates vessels and features, including coastlines and buoys. It filters distracting signals (eg.
Using Radar to Evaluate Seabird Abundance and Habitat Use at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy Site near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
April – September 2018
Shore-based seabird surveys conducted at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in Parrsboro, NS, determine abundance, habitat use and potential risk to seabirds at the site.
This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) provides advice on whether, when and under what conditions tidal energy demonstration and commercial projects should be allowed in the Bay of Fundy.