Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Research Symposium & Forum 2013

The NS Tidal Energy Research Symposium and Forum was held on 14-15 May 2013 at the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.

The purpose was to provide a forum for individuals engaged in ongoing or recently completed environmental, technological / engineering and socioeconomic research and technical work related to tidal energy development in Nova Scotia to share and discuss their activities, findings and insights.

Over 100 people from NS, NB, BC and Massachusetts attended the 2 day event, representing academia, government, and public and private sector organizations involved in tidal energy research.

The symposium included:

  • Oral and poster presentations on research results and lessons learned from ongoing and recently completed research and technical work related to tidal energy development in Nova Scotia and its practical relevance to development and regulation;
  • Facilitated discussions on information/technology gaps and challenges, and development of technological solutions to assist tidal energy development;
  • A panel session featuring tidal energy R&D financing, including Feed-in-Tariffs and regional and national priorities and opportunities;
  • Networking opportunities to foster dialogue, understanding and cooperation among the research community, industry and regulators.



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