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
How Does Sound Travel in High Energy Environments? Effectiveness of Acoustic Monitoring Systems and Turbine Audibility Assessment
April 2017 – December 2020
The researchers are designing and implementing a long-term acoustic monitoring program to support tidal energy development in the Bay of Fundy. Specialized acoustic instrumentation was deployed for a two-month period in Grand Passage to advance understanding how turbulence affects the ability to
May – September 2020
The objective of this project is to define a new, enhanced power purchase agreement (PPA) for use by NSPI or an independent procurement administrator when contracting with Independent (e.g., renewable) Power Producers (IPPs).
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.
July 2018 – September 2020
Electric boats have the potential to act as “energy storage wrapped in a boat”.
Reducing Costs of Tidal Energy through a Comprehensive Characterization of Turbulence in Minas Passage
October 2017 – March 2020
Turbulence is a significant issue at every site being considered for in-stream tidal energy development.
Geoscience » Play Fairway Analyses Atlases 2010–Present
October 2019 – February 2020
In the absence of definitive, direct evidence for a Liassic (i.e. Lower Jurassic) petroleum system offshore Nova Scotia, information is required on source rock analogs around the greater North Atlantic region.
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 2014 – April 2015
This study shows there is substantial potential economic opportunity in building a tidal energy industry in Canada. It indicates that tidal energy could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and create a new industry offering significant socio-economic benefits.
January – April 2015
This project aimed to accurately simulate turbulent flow over a scaled horizontal axis tidal turbine to resolve turbulence in the near and far field regions.