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Greening the Grid

Using more renewable energy is an important goal in Nova Scotia, and a recent research initiative might make it easier to do just that. “We are…

Test-driving Net Zero Atlantic’s Atlantic Canada Energy System Model

Prepping Net Zero Atlantic’s Atlantic Canada energy system model for widespread use when it launches later this year is Emma Fudge’s focus as a tester…

Putting the ocean to work to reduce climate change impacts; Planetary Hydrogen advancing ocean-based cleantech

Author: Mike Kelland, Chief Executive Officer, Planetary Hydrogen Atlantic Canada is first and foremost an ocean economy and that economy is buzzing…

The Gathering of Stories: My Experience with Cultivating a Book

By: Courtney Trowse, Community Collaboration Officer with Sustainable Oceans Applied Research (SOAR) From my earliest recollections I've had three…

The Pathway Program: Validating environmental monitoring solutions for marine renewable energy projects

Author: Luiz Faria, OERA Project Manager The following article was submitted and posted in Tethys Stories on March 4, 2021. A major project risk in…

Introducing OERA Board Member Karen White

At OERA we’re fortunate to have a Board of Directors made up of members from academia, industry, government and beyond. Offering a wealth of…

Hydrogen’s Role in the Maritimes’ Net-Zero Future

By: Alisdair McLean, Executive Director, OERA We all know the pandemic is the most important challenge facing humanity at this moment, but some are…

Pathway Program Report Captures International Expertise

The Pathway Program – a multi-year collaborative initiative between OERA and the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) supported by the Nova…

Greg Trowse & Dr. Len Zedel

Acoustic Doppler Aquatic Animal Monitoring (ADAAM) project A Discussion with Greg Trowse The Acoustic Doppler Aquatic Animal Monitoring (ADAAM)…

Innovative Solutions for De-risking Species Detections in Tidal Energy Environmental Effects Monitoring Programs

Using new environmental DNA (eDNA) technology, it’s possible to rapidly identify and determine quantities of different fish species in high-flow…

Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials

Because there’s not yet a standardized, optimal way of extracting power from tidal currents, many tidal industry technologies are currently being tested around the world. The Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials project used Canada’s largest university aquatic research facility – Dalhousie University’s Aquatron – to demonstrate the potential of a new hydrokinetic tidal turbine design.

Maricarmen Guerra Paris

“For me, it has been exciting to learn how to use new instruments and to test how the different instruments and techniques, that we typically use in the field, work and compare in both controlled environments and energetic tidal channels. This research matters because turbulence measurements are difficult in highly-energetic environments, turbulence varies spatially and in time, and it is not easy to accurately capture its variability.”