Press Releases


2018 Environmental Monitoring Report

FORCE’s 2018 Annual Environmental Monitoring Report is now available online. The report contains operational summaries of research and monitoring activities that took place at the FORCE site in 2018 as well as initial results from third-parties, including the NEXUS Coastal Resources, Sea Mammal Research Unit Consulting (Canada), Envirosphere Consultants, and JASCO Applied Sciences. This report Learn More...

Board Director Opportunity

FORCE is Canada’s leading test centre for the safe development of in-stream tidal energy technology. FORCE was created to explore the potential for this emerging clean technology to play a role in Canada’s energy future. FORCE provides the electrical infrastructure to deliver power to Nova Scotians, research and environmental monitoring programs to help ensure activity Learn More...

Three new solar energy projects announced in the Cumberland region

October 15, 2018, from Municipality of Cumberland, FORCE, and Town of Amherst: Springhill, N.S. – Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Karen Casey announced funding from the Solar for Community Buildings Program for three new projects in Springhill, Parrsboro and Amherst. The Solar for Community Buildings Program enables eligible community groups and organizations to generate up Learn More...

Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connects in-stream tidal turbine

July 25, 2018: From Cape Sharp Tidal: Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connects in-stream tidal turbine from the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia electrical grid Cape Sharp Tidal has once again successfully and safely deployed an in-stream tidal turbine and connected it to the power grid at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) Learn More...

Q1 2018 Environmental Effects Monitoring Report

2018 First Quarter Monitoring Report FORCE’s first quarter 2018 environmental effects monitoring (EEM) report is now online. The report provides a summary of monitoring and data analysis completed at the FORCE site by both FORCE and Cape Sharp Tidal (CST) in the first quarter of 2018 (January 1st – March 31st, 2018). CST does not Learn More...

2017 Monitoring Report

FORCE’s fourth quarter (2017 annual) environmental effects monitoring (EEM) report is now available. The report contains operational summaries and preliminary analyses from third-party researchers, including work by University of Maine, the Sea Mammal Research Unit Consulting (Canada), Envirosphere Consultants, Acadia University, Luna Ocean Consulting, JASCO Applied Scientists, Ocean Sonics, Nexus Coastal Resource Management, and Geospectrum. Learn More...

Q3 Environmental Monitoring Report

FORCE’s third quarter environmental effects monitoring (EEM) report is now online, which contains operational summaries from third-party researchers for July 1 – September 30, 2017. FORCE’s EEM program now includes approximately 216 hours of fish surveys, more than 1,000 ‘C-POD days’ as part of FORCE’s marine mammal monitoring, 22 seabird surveys, bi-weekly beach surveys, and Learn More...

FORCE Announces New Board Director: Ken Paul

Efforts to understand the potential of tidal energy to play a role in Nova Scotia’s clean energy future took another step forward today, with the appointment of Ken Paul to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) board of directors. “In-stream tidal technology has the potential to help us address climate change and become a cleaner energy province,” said FORCE general manager Learn More...

Marine Advisory: updated

An update from Cape Sharp Tidal (June 16, 2017): “Yesterday, Cape Sharp Tidal completed a safe and successful operation to retrieve its turbine. This operation took approximately 70 minutes. The retrieval of the turbine marks significant progress into the research and development of tidal power in Nova Scotia. Based on an initial inspection of the turbine, Learn More...

FORCE issues interim monitoring report following turbine deployment

Canada’s efforts to better understand the potential for in-stream tidal technology to contribute to clean energy goals continue to move forward. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has entered a phase of environmental effects monitoring with a demonstration turbine on site; FORCE’s first interim monitoring report is now available online. The “Environmental Effects Learn More...