Environmental Effects Monitoring Program Quarterly Report: April - June, 2018

Since 2009, FORCE has been conducting an environmental effects monitoring program (EEMP) to better understand the natural environment of the Minas Passage and the potential effects of turbines as related to fish, seabirds, marine mammals, lobster, marine noise, benthic habitat, and other environmental variables. 
This report provides a summary of monitoring and data analysis completed at the FORCE site by both FORCE and CSTV up to the second quarter of 2018 (April 1st – June 30th, 2018). CSTV did not have a turbine deployed at the time of publication. 

The design and completion of data collection and analysis was conducted with academic and research partners including the Nexus Coastal Resource Management (Halifax, NS), University of Maine (Orono, Maine, USA), the Sea Mammal Research Unit Consulting (Canada) (Vancouver, BC), Envirosphere Consultants (Windsor, NS), Acadia University (Wolfville, NS), Luna Ocean Consulting (Shad Bay & Freeport, NS), JASCO Applied Science (Dartmouth, NS), Ocean Sonics (Great Village, NS), and GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (Dartmouth, NS)