Environmental Effects Monitoring Program Quarterly Report: January - March 2020

This report provides a summary of monitoring activities and data analysis completed at the FORCE site up to the end of the first quarter of 2020. It also highlights findings from international research efforts, previous data collection periods at the FORCE site, and additional research work that is being conducted by FORCE and its partners. This includes supporting fish tagging efforts with Acadia University and the Ocean Tracking Network, radar research projects, and subsea instrumentation platform deployments through the Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) Program. Finally, the report presents details regarding future research and monitoring efforts at the FORCE test site; notably, in response to public health directives related to COVID19, FORCE staff are working from home. Marine activities are temporarily suspended; staff focus has shifted to tackling the high volume of site data that requires processing, integration and analysis as well as ongoing physical and biological research modelling that can be completed via computer.