Press Releases


FORCE Launches New Environmental Monitoring Program

[Note: image and backgrounder attached] March 22, 2016 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) With tidal energy turbines set to go in the Bay of Fundy in 2016, the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is enhancing its environmental monitoring efforts. Today, FORCE, the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy announced Learn More...

Advisory: Marine Activity Continues at FORCE

FORCE and its partners are entering a period of frequent and ongoing activity at locations including the Parrsboro wharf, West Bay, and the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. These exercises relate both to turbine deployment preparation as well as underwater monitoring platform trials, deployment, and data capture. Vessels, barges, and personnel may enter and exit Learn More...

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...