May 2019 – September 2021
The project research goal is to design and test an innovative acoustic sensor system that will feature a wireless magneto-inductive (MI) communications link – to alert users in real time of the presence and location of marine mammals in high noise tidal environments. The research entails a field
Development of Acoustic Doppler Aquatic Animal Monitoring (ADAAM) for application to marine life movement in high-energy tidal channels
March 2018 – February 2021
Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) are a standard tool used for measuring ocean currents.
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
October 2017 – December 2019
Understanding exactly how fish interact with tidal turbines is still a critical knowledge gap for the tidal energy sector.
October 2017 – December 2019
This project tested innovative acoustic fish tagging technology made by VEMCO, a Nova Scotian engineering technology company. Their acoustic telemetry tags are expected to be more effective in noisy, high-current environments like the Minas Passage.
January – November 2019
Marine X-band radar locates vessels and features, including coastlines and buoys. It filters distracting signals (eg.
August 2015 – May 2019
The project team will develop a novel environmental monitoring system that integrates data analysis software and active and passive acoustic sensors to provide real-time tracking of fish and marine mammals in high energy sites.
Application of (Low-Cost) Drifters with Suspended Hydrophone Arrays to Assess Harbour Porpoise Use of the Water Column and Spatial Overlap with MRE Devices in the Minas Passage
October 2017 – April 2019
The project investigated the use of a new low-cost drifter technology to monitor the activity and depth distribution of harbour porpoises frequenting the Minas Passage and Minas Channel.
October 2017 – March 2019
The project consists of lobster fishing in Minas Passage during the fall lobster season to collect, assess and tag lobsters in this area, then fishing in Minas Basin from April to May to assess the spawning characteristics of lobster tagged the previous fall, then returning to Minas Passage to fi