Day 1 - Tuesday, May 14th
Updates on Marine Renewable Energy in Nova Scotia
FORCE: Activity in the Minas Passage, Doug Keefe, Executive Director, FORCE
Digby Gut and Passages: Hydrodynamic Site Assessment Project, Richard Karsten, Acadia University
Cape Breton Strategic Environmental Assessment, Russell Dmytriw, AECOM
Community & Business Tidal Energy Toolkit: Supporting Tidal Energy Development in NS, John Colton, Acadia University
FORCE's Sensor Platform Project, Tony Wright, FORCE
Turbulence Measurement in High Speed Tidal Channels: Results from an Initial Experiment, and Future Directions, Alex Hay, Dalhousie University
Cross-coupling between Device-level CFD and Oceanographic Models Applied to TISECs in Minas Passage and Petit Passage, Richard Karsten, Acadia University
Mapping the Bay of Fundy, John Shaw, Geological Survey of Canada
Seasonal Change in Grain Size and Erodibility on a Tidal Channel-flat Complex in Kingsport, N.S., Brent Law, Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Research & Development: Priorities and Collaboration
OERA Priorities & Collaboration, Stephen Dempsey, OERA
University of Massachusetts Research & Collaborations, Dan MacDonald, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
International Social Science Research Priorities in Marine Renewable Energy, Shelley MacDougall, Acadia University
Panel Discussion: Financing Research & Development
Financing, Risk & Tidal Energy, Shelley MacDougall, Acadia University
Developing Tidal Feed-in Tariffs for Nova Scotia, Geoff Keith, Synapse
Financing Marine Renewable Energy Research, Carey Ryan, OERA
Strategies for Partnerships & Innovation, Richard Isnor, NSERC
Day 2 - Wednesday, May 15th
A Review of Water Velocity and Tidal Height Data Obtained in and Around the FORCE Demonstration Site, Simon Melrose, Oceans Ltd.
Getting Plugged In: Assessment of Cable Lay Operations for Tidal Energy Developments in the Minas Passage, Dean Steinke, DSA Ltd.
Measurement of Long-Term Ambient Noise in the Bay of Fundy, Bruce Martin, JASCO
Criteria for Site Selection of Tidal Power In-Stream Devices: The Importance of the Geological Environment, Jon Mackie, Seaforth Geosurveys
Intertidal Sediment Dynamics: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Potential Impacts of Tidal Power Development, Danika van Proosdij, Saint Mary's University
Development of Temporal Monitoring Techniques for Benthic Habitat Impacts of Tidal Energy, Craig Brown, McGregor Geoscience Ltd.
Assessment of Zooplankton Injury and Mortality from the Deployment of Underwater Tidal Energy Turbines, David Schlezinger, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Use of Hydroacoustic Telemetry to Detect Movements of Migratory Fishes and Lobsters in the Minas Passage, Anna Redden, Acadia University
Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Harbour Porpoise at the FORCE site in Minas Passage, Jason Wood, Sea Mammal Research Unit Ltd.