As Canada’s leading test center for tidal stream energy technology, the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) has worked to advance marine research in the Bay of Fundy and beyond since 2009.
FORCE collaborates with industry, government, community stakeholders, rights-holders and the scientific community to explore this potential clean energy solution.
FORCE’s environmental monitoring programs continuously adapt in response to results, regulatory feedback, and stakeholder feedback. They focus on five main areas: fish, marine mammals, lobster, seabirds, and marine noise.
*Echofilter Model for post-processing of hydroacoustic data
Echofilter uses machine learning to assist in the identification of non-biological signals contained in acoustic data. Collaboration between FORCE, DeepSense, and the Offshore Energy Research Association, the model increases the efficiency and accuracy of acoustic data-processing.
FORCE works in colllaboration with partners to further environmental research, perform equipment suitability assessments and conduct site characterization in the Bay of Fundy and coastal environments:
Data capture in high flow environments
FORCE has built unsurpassed expertise in designing successful research studies, marine operations, and sensor platforms for an environment with 14 billion tonnes of average tidal flow moving at peak speeds above 5 m/s.
FORCE provides common infrastructure and permits, including:
FORCE has built a team of research scientists, ocean technologists, and operational staff that engages year-round with stakeholders, rights-holders, residents, the scientific community, regulators, NGOs, and industry in multiple ways, including: