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Cape Sharp Tidal has submitted the second quarterly Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (EEMP) report to Nova Scotia Department of Environment. The report, filed at the beginning of July, provides an update for the second quarter of the monitoring program, which ran from February until April 2017.

Efforts to understand the potential of tidal energy to play a role in Nova Scotia’s clean energy future took another step forward today, with the appointment of Ken Paul to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) board of directors.

A tidal drifter bobbing around in the Bay of Fundy is changing the way Kings County Academy students think about the ocean – and science class. "It’s not science in a textbook; it’s science that’s floating off the coast of Yarmouth right now,” said Danielle LeBlanc, who teaches science and French at the Kentville-based school.

The government of Canada has invested $1 million in a project which aims to address knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy in Canada. The overarching research objective of the project is to address critical issues common to different tidal energy conversion technologies, which is expected to reduce uncertainty and investment risk and lower the cost of tidal electricity in Canada.