Geoscience » Georges Bank Research & Data
June – December 2021
Georges Bank is a large submarine platform located at the edge of the Atlantic continental shelf between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. The Georges Bank Prohibition Area covers a significant portion of Georges Bank and is located on the Canadian side of the Canada-United States maritime boundary.
March 2019 – November 2021
The Vectron is a new sensor used for measuring turbulence velocity within a tidal turbine’s swept area. The Vectron has been successfully prototyped, where next steps are to take the technology to the ‘industry-ready’ stage of development and the focus of this project.
February 2020 – September 2021
The Pathway Program - Cable & Platform Development / Sensor Integration
April 2019 – October 2021
OERA created The Pathway Program to solve a critical problem impeding the in-stream tidal energy industry: a lack of reliable and validated technologies and methods to monitor and report fish-turbine interactions in high-flow, highly turbulent environments, leading to regulatory uncertainty and i
Automated post-processing, using machine-learning models; Automated analytical tools (that generate estimates of fish frequency, abundance, and distribution)
April 2020 – May 2021
The Pathway Program - Data Automation: Echosounders
November 2019 – April 2021
The Pathway Program - Technology Validation: Echosouders & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Device
This study characterizes the turbulence in a tidal channel in the Bay of Fundy that has been identified for development as a tidal power resource.
Going with the Flow: Advancement of Drifting Platforms for use in Tidal Energy Site Assessment & Environmental Monitoring
April 2015 – August 2017
This research project aimed to apply a simple and low cost philosophy to ocean observation by developing an inexpensive low-profile surface drifter for use in initial assessment of potential tidal energy development opportunities. The project addressed limitations in the existing drifter design
Geoscience » Play Fairway Analyses Atlases 2010–Present
The objectives of this Play Fairway Analysis are to build a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the petroleum systems of the Sydney Basin and provide a resource evaluation based on the petroleum systems assessment. The study concludes there is an effective petroleum system charged by mai
October 2016 – July 2017
This project tested and developed a new low-cost approach to collecting oceanographic measurements for use in tidal initial site assessments. The plan combines one of the oldest tools in oceanography, the drifter, with one of the newest, the drone.