FERN Newsletters

Issue 5, Winter 2016

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In this issue:

FERN Activities and Accomplishments

NS Department of Energy

Offshore Energy Research Association

FORCE: 2015 Highlights

Research at Small-Scale Tidal Sites

Tidal Research in Maine

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute

Tidal Engineering Research at Dalhousie

Dal Oceanographers Measure Noise, Turbulence and Waves

Dynamic Systems Analysis

Overwintering of Striped Bass in Minas Passage

Turbine Array Impacts on Suspended Sediments in Minas Basin

Cape Sharp Tidal Making Headway

Upcoming Events

 

Issue 4, Fall 2014

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In this issue:

FERN Activities and Accomplishments 2014

ICOE: 2014 Recap

Research at Small-Scale Tidal Sites 

Updates from the Department of Energy & OERA

FORCE: 2014 Highlights

Standards Development for Marine Energy Converters

Tidal Research in Maine

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute

INORE Symposium 2014

Upcoming Events

 

Issue 3, Fall 2013

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In this issue:

Message from the FERN Coordinator

Report from the 2013 Annual General Meeting

Report on the FERN Subcommittees

2013 Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Research Symposium & Forum

FORCE: 2013 Highlights

NS Tidal Energy Projects & Activities 2010-2013

Tidal Energy at the Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Update from the OERA

Tidal R&D in Maine

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute

Tidal Research in Digby Neck

2013 Hudson Cruise in Minas Basin & Passage

First Submarine Cable Installed at FORCE

Upcoming Events

 

Issue 2, Spring 2012

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In this issue:

Message from the FERN Coordinator

Socioeconomics Scoping Study for Tidal Power in Nova Scotia

Fundy Tidal Energy Environmental Monitoring Technical Workshop

Pathways of Effects for Marine Renewable Energy

Update from FORCE

Update from OEER

Tracking Lobster Movements in Minas Basin

The Maine Tidal Power Initiative

Marine Renewable Energy at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Highlights of Students and Young Professionals Projects:

  • Use of Minas Passage by a threatened striped bass population
  • Characteristics of the flow in the channels of Digby Neck
  • Ambient noise measurement and marine mammal monitoring in a high-flow environment : defining baseline conditions prior to tidal turbine installation
  • Benthic habitat characterization of the tidal power turbine demonstration site in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy
  • Far-field effects of energy extraction on salt marsh hydrodynamics and depositional processes in the Minas Basin
  • Socio-economic benefits and challenges for communities in small-scale tidal energy development in the Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton
  • Tidally-induced sediment transport patterns in the upper Bay of Fundy: a numerical study
 

Issue 1, Spring 2011 

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In this issue:

Message from the FERN Executive & Coordinator

FERN - A Part of what is Moving the Bay of Fundy to the Centre of the Tidal World, Chris Campbell, OREG

Update on the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy, Matt Lumley, FORCE

Update on the OEER Association, Jennifer Matthews, OEER

Technology Roadmap for Marine Renewable Energy, June 2011 Update, James Taylor

Upcoming Events

Updates from the FERN Subcommittees

Highlights of Members' Fundy Research Projects:

  • Potential Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Developments on the Aquatic Environment, Ted Currie, DFO
  • Resource Assessments of Tidal Currents, Richard Karsten, Acadia University
  • New Geological Survey of Canada Project, Phil Hill, GSC - Pacific
  • GSCA Sediment Dynamics Research in the Bay of Fundy, Michael Li, Angus Robertson, and Robert Prescott, GSC- Atlantic
  • Discovering the Seafloor of the Bay of Fundy, Brian J.Todd and John Shaw, GSC-Atlantic
  • Detection of Marine Mammals in the FORCE Leased Area during 2010, Dominic Tollit (SMRU Ltd) and Anna Redden (Acadia University)
  • Efficiency Implications for Ducted Tidal Turbines, M.Shives and C.Crawford, University of Victoria
  • Tidal Power- From Fundy to the World, Andrew Sullivan, University of Cambridge
  • The Development of Active Sonar for Marine Mammal Detection at the SeaGen Tidal Turbine, Cara Donovan, MCT