Near Field Effects of Tidal Power Extraction on Extreme Events and Coastline Integrity in the Bay of Fundy

Researchers quantified the near-field effects of power extraction on the resulting effects of extreme storm events and coastline integrity by implementing a spectral wave model to numerically simulate wave transformation for tidal current conditions with and without turbines. The objective was to assess the changes in wave conditions caused by the extraction of energy from tidal currents, as well as the effects of turbines on shoreline erosion and coastline integrity.


Principal Investigators:  Dr. James Warner, Martec Limited

January 2010 – March 2011