Press Releases


Advisory: Marine Activity at FORCE

FORCE expects periods of marine activity to continue until mid October, including barge anchoring, cable recovery, and test mooring trials, at locations including the Parrsboro wharf, West Bay, and the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. This exercise is related to the FAST underwater monitoring platforms, supporting our ongoing work to better understand the environmental conditions at the FORCE site. Learn More...

Open House: Underwater Platform on Display

Check out our tidal monitoring platform before it goes to sea! FORCE invites you to view our large Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform, now in final testing and sea trials. The FAST platform recoverable instrument platform is designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. Using a variety of onboard sensing equipment, the platform Learn More...

Updated Advisory: Marine Activity at FORCE

FORCE expects barge anchoring and cable recovery trials to resume the week of August 17-23, at locations including the Parrsboro wharf, West Bay, and the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. This exercise is related to the underwater monitoring platform that recently began sea trials, supporting our ongoing work to better understand the environmental conditions at the FORCE site. The Learn More...

FORCE Steps Up Environmental Monitoring Efforts

Today, FORCE released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report, containing summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. The report will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. Learn More...

FORCE Gets Ready For Turbines, Expands Team

FORCE welcomes Joe Fitzharris as the chair of the board of directors, and Quality Manager at AMEC Black and McDonald, as well as new directors Jeremy Poste, Director for Cape Sharp Tidal and Country Manager for OpenHydro Technology Canada, Johnny Watson, project manager of Atlantis Resources, and Sue Molloy, general manager of Black Rock Tidal Power. FORCE is also pleased to announce Mary McPhee has been promoted to facility manager at the FORCE site. Learn More...

Invitation: Fishers Follow-up Meeting

FORCE FISHERS MEETING RE: CABLES – APRIL 14th, 2015 As a follow up to our December 2014 meeting, we have completed mapping the seabed location of the recently installed power cables in the Minas Passage. For reference, please see: FORCE subsea power cable map Notice to Mariners (Canadian Hydrographic Service) FORCE invites fishers and other interested Learn More...

Invitation: Meeting for Fishers

FORCE – FISHERS MEETING – DECEMBER 16th, 2014 FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy) is pleased to invite fishers to a meeting to offer an update on the tidal energy project. FORCE is proposing a safety zone in the Minas Passage around the recently installed underwater power cables. The zone would help protect people, cables and fishing gear from harm. The meeting Learn More...

Global Coordination of Tidal Testing

COORDINATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING KEY FOR GLOBAL OCEAN ENERGY TEST SITES Ocean energy test sites spanning Europe, Asia, and North America have committed to coordinate procedures and standards to ensure consistency in testing marine energy converters across the globe. Bringing together operational and planned test sites from around the world for the second time, the Learn More...