Funding & Host Support:
The Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN) is an independent non-profit organization initiated by academic and government researchers as a forum to:
Coordinate and foster research collaborations, capacity building and information exchange to advance knowledge, understanding and technical solutions related to the environmental, engineering & socio-economic factors associated with tidal energy development in the Bay of Fundy.
Tidal Energy Research Areas
Biological & Ecological Effects
Hydrodynamics & Geophysics
- To identify and provide objective guidance on emerging and priority issues related to tidal energy proposals and developments;
- To facilitate research collaboration and information sharing among government scientists, academia and tidal energy developers to address environmental, socio-economic and engineering issues and challenges associated with tidal energy development;
- To foster collaborative research and partnerships, and training of the next generation of highly qualified people;
- To promote investment in tidal energy research and optimization of its use by enhancing communication and cooperation among those involved;
- To develop and maintain productive relationships with regional, national and international groups involved in tidal energy research;
- To communicate information and research progress through meetings, seminars, conferences, reports, FERN website, and/or other forms of public presentation.
Membership is free and open to all researchers involved in tidal energy-related research, including, but not limited to universities and colleges, Federal and Provincial agencies, ENGOs, Consultants, and the private sector. To apply for membership, please fill out our online membership form or contact the FERN coordinator for more information.
Amendment to the CEAA trigger for in-stream tidal projects published in Canada Gazette for a 30-day public comment period
Amendments to the 2012 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act’s Regulations Designating Physical Activities (Project List), including in-stream tidal trigger, published in Canada Gazette for a 30-day public comment periodRead more … Amendment to the CEAA trigger for in-stream tidal projects published in Canada Gazette for a 30-day public comment period