Research

Extensive research on marine renewable energy has been conducted in Canada. For a snapshot of valuable studies and participating institutions, see below.

Marine Renewable Energy Resource Potential

Wave Energy: A Primer for British Columbia (2017)
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) / University of Victoria

The Atlas of Canada – Clean Energy Resources & Projects (2017)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Southwest Nova Scotia Tidal Resource Assessment (2013)
Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Fundy Tidal Inc., Nova Scotia Community College

Tidal Energy Resource Assessment Map for Nova Scotia (2012)
Dr. Richard Karsten, Acadia Tidal Energy Institute

Cape Breton Resource Assessment (2012)
Dalhousie University/Cape Breton University

Assessment of Canada’s Hydrokinetic Power Potential Phase I Report Methodology and Data Review (2010)
National Research Council of Canada

Inventory of Canada’s Marine Renewable Energy Resources (2006)
National Research Council of Canada

Canada Ocean Energy Atlas (Phase 1): Potential Tidal Current Energy Resources. Analysis Background (2006)
Triton Consultants

 

Environmental Research

Strategic Environmental Assessments (Bay of Fundy & Cape Breton)
Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA)

Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge Studies (MEKS) Nova Scotia
Membertou Geomatics Consultants (submitted to OERA)

Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE): Environmental assessment, monitoring, and research resources

Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA): Tidal energy research reports

 

Research Organizations & Networks

Acadia University

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute

College of the North Atlantic

Dalhousie University

Fundy Energy Research Network

Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise

Memorial University of Newfoundland

National Research Council of Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Offshore Energy Research Association

University of British Columbia

University of Victoria

 

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Marine Energy Leader Members