The following document is an interim progress report on mid-field monitoring work at the FORCE site that has taken place up to October 1st, 2017. The 2016-2017 EEM program completed approximately 216 hours of fish surveys, >1,000 ‘C-POD days’ as part of FORCE’s marine mammal monitoring,1 22 seabird surveys, bi-weekly beach surveys, and four marine noise surveys. Monitoring activity continued in Q3 2017 (July 1st – September 30th, 2017) in the absence of a deployed in-stream tidal turbine; monitoring is scheduled to continue through the calendar year. Year 1 reports on fish, marine mammals, and seabirds have undergone review by FORCE’s environmental monitoring advisory committee (EMAC)2 over the last quarter.
The document contains operational summaries from third-party researchers; however, conclusions and analysis will require longer-term data sets.