Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
“For me, it has been exciting to learn how to use new instruments and to test how the different instruments and techniques, that we typically use in the field, work and compare in both controlled environments and energetic tidal channels. This research matters because turbulence measurements are difficult in highly-energetic environments, turbulence varies spatially and in time, and it is not easy to accurately capture its variability.”
Wind, solar and tidal-generated electricity have different — but potentially complimentary — cyclic times, which creates some interesting possibilities. This project looks at how best to meet Nova Scotia’s electricity load requirements through a combination of energy storage, intermittent renewable energy output, thermal and hydro generation.
Why did you apply for an internship at OERA?
I applied to OERA because I have an interest in the energy industry and am drawn to the innovation happening in this field, especially in renewables. OERA is driving some of this innovation and I was excited at the opportunity to be able to gain experience in both sustainable energy research and project management.