Press Releases


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...

Community Update

Join us for an update from FORCE and meet the team! FORCE invites you to an informal evening featuring short updates from our staff. You’ll hear info on environmental monitoring, FAST platforms, as well as having the opportunity to meet team members participating in our various programs. Please come to learn what’s happening and ask Learn More...

New Monitoring Platform Launched in Minas Passage, Enhances Fish Research

[NOTE: images + video linked below] A new underwater monitoring platform has been deployed in the world’s highest tides, designed to capture environmental data from the Bay of Fundy. “FAST-3,” the third sensor platform built and deployed by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), was successfully lowered to the sea floor in the Learn More...

Power On: CSTV Generates First In-stream Tidal Energy at FORCE

Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by Canada’s first grid connected in-stream tidal turbine. Cape Sharp Tidal, a partnership between Emera and OpenHydro/DCNS, deployed its two-megawatt turbine two weeks ago at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) test site near Parrsboro. This milestone marks a turning point for Canada’s renewable energy Learn More...