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Acadia And NSCC Receive Offshore Energy Research Association Funding

A total of $1.25 million in funding support was announced by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA). $1 million comes from Natural Resources Canada and $125,000 each come from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and OERA.

OERA issued a research call in support of the Canadian In-stream Tidal Energy Sector to address the “fundamental knowledge gaps impacting the Canadian tidal energy sector”  in environmental effects, monitoring, marine operations and cost reduction technologies.


Acadia University received funding for 2 projects:

1) Using acoustic fish tracking technology to study fish distributions and movements in the Minas Passage, and

2) Using mobile measurement devices and modeling techniques to complete a comprehensive characterization of turbulence in the passage.

The Nova Scotia Community College received funding for: Conducting field trials to augment ROV operational capacity and efficiency to enhance marine operations in high-flow tidal environments.

“Our investment in innovative research and development creates new opportunities for Nova Scotia’s growing ocean technology sector,” said Stephen Dempsey, OERA executive director. “These collaborative research projects will contribute significantly to the development of a commercial tidal industry here in Nova Scotia – one that will see export opportunities around the globe.”

To read the full article on HydroWorld.com, click here.

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