Advisory Committees

Our mandate includes respecting the environment in which we work and the communities that live within that environment. After all, FORCE would not exist without the powerful tides that the Bay of Fundy provides and the inclusion, cooperation and support of the people who live nearby.  Our advisory committees not only ensure that we are committed to respecting the area, both its people and its resources, but that we regularly demonstrate our connection to the area, knowing that we are a part of it as well.

Our Environmental Monitoring Advisory Committee (EMAC) studies our impact on the environment. We look at the design of the project and our monitoring of it as it affects the environment. This way we can improve upon the program – from the design of the project to the monitoring process itself – revising and adapting as the results come in. This ensures that the best possible information on environmental impacts is being measured and evaluated every step of the way. And it allows us to gather expert scientific knowledge and traditional ecological advice to guide us and share with the global energy community.

Our EMAC members meet regularly, hold membership for a two-year term and adhere to our EMAC terms of reference.

Our Community Liaison Committee (CLC) links us to the local community, sharing our information on the tidal energy project throughout its evolution and bringing the voice of the community to us.  We provide forums to discuss any issues and concerns that the local community has – from local residents to project stakeholders and everyone in between.  We work together to resolve any issues that may come to light.

The CLC is made from members of the community itself.  This includes the general public, local government, fishers, members of the Mi’kmaq community and tidal energy developers.  Our CLC members meet regularly, hold membership on an annual term and adhere to our CLC terms of reference.

EMAC Minutes

EMAC Nov 2009
EMAC Jan 2010
EMAC Feb 2010
EMAC Mar 2010
EMAC May 2010
EMAC Feb 2011
EMAC Mar 2011
EMAC Oct 2011
EMAC Mar 2012
EMAC Sept 2012
EMAC Apr 2013
EMAC Apr 2014
EMAC Oct 2014
EMAC Mar 2105
EMAC May 2015
EMAC Sep 2015
EMAC Jan 2016


CLC Minutes

CLC Oct 2009
FORCE presentation Oct 2009
NS Power presentation Oct 2009
CLC Apr 2010
CLC Nov 2010
CLC May 2012 minutes
CLC Sept 2012 minutes
CLC Sept 2012 update
CLC Nov 2013 minutes
CLC Nov 2013 Highlights
CLC Nov 2013 EEMP update
CLC May 2014 Minutes
CLC May 2014 EEMP Update
CLC May 2015 Minutes
CLC Dec 2015 Minutes

Other Materials

EMAC recommendations to FORCE on 2010 Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan (EEMP)
FORCE response to EMAC recommendations June 2010

EMAC 2011 recommendations
FORCE response to EMAC 2011 recommendations