Search results for: MInas Passage

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  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Time lapse radar imaging at FORCE shows flow features in western Minas Passage over tow tide cycles. The radar imaging could assist with marine operations and turbine placement. The images were created using FORCE’s marine radar system. This radar focuses on clutter rather then filtering it out. The birds-eye view of the western Minas Passage […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    New time lapse radar imaging at FORCE has shown flow features in western Minas Passage over two tide cycles (approximately 25 hours) in December 2014. While they appear to derive from a satellite, these images were created using FORCE’s marine radar system, perched atop its visitor centre. Typical marine radar filters out sea clutter, but this radar […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    New time lapse radar imaging at FORCE has shown flow features in western Minas Passage over two tide cycles (approximately 25 hours) in December 2014. While they appear to derive from a satellite, these images were created using FORCE’s marine radar system, perched atop its visitor centre. Typical marine radar filters out sea clutter, but this radar […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Striped Bass Association (SBA), a Nova-Scotia based conservation group, is opposing to the installation of in-stream tidal energy turbines in the Minas Passage at the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. SBA is calling upon respective agencies, industry, and government to act in support of striped bass and other endangered species conservation in the Bay […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has started to install up to four underwater power cables in the world’s highest tides. These cables will allow tidal turbines in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy to deliver power to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid. The FORCE team successfully installed the second cable on Sunday, October […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Technology

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has installed a data cable designed to connect to a recoverable underwater research platform – the first subsea cable ever installed in the Minas Passage. The cable installation provides valuable knowledge and experience in planning the deployment of four subsea power cables in 2014, which will connect tidal […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is planning to conduct a barge anchoring project in the Minas Passage between July 21 and August 7, 2014. A number of vessels will be involved in this operation, including a barge and tugs. The vessels will maneuver and hold station in the Minas Passage; activity will […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Nova Scotia’s efforts to explore the energy potential in the Minas Passage will now have the benefit of a new report – Lessons Learned: Marine Operations in the Minas Passage – which documents the critical information learned from working in the challenging conditions of the world’s most powerful tides. Commissioned by the Offshore Energy Research […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platforms are recoverable instrument platforms designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. Using a variety of onboard […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platforms are recoverable instrument platforms designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. There are two types of platforms – FAST-1, and FAST-2. The FAST-2 platform (pictured) weighs 4,5 tons and is 4 m long. It is designed for more frequent deployment and recovery to enable instrument testing. Using […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy) has invited fishers to a meeting to offer an update on the tidal energy project. FORCE is proposing a safety zone in the Minas Passage around the recently installed underwater power cables. The zone would help protect people, cables and fishing gear from harm. The meeting is an opportunity to discuss the safety zone and other […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Equipment

    Cape Sharp Tidal has deployed an in-stream tidal turbine and connected it to the power grid at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site in Nova Scotia’s Minas Passage. “This exciting achievement can be credited to the hard work and dedication of our team,” said Alisdair McLean, Cape Sharp Tidal director. “This is […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Research & Development, Technology

    Rockland Scientific, a Canadian company specializing in marine turbulence, is preparing its tidal turbulence devices for deployment in Canada and the UK.

  • 10 February 2017
    Equipment, Research & Development

    A new underwater monitoring platform has been deployed to capture environmental data from the Bay of Fundy. FAST-3 is the third sensor platform built and deployed by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in the Minas Passage. “FORCE was created to explore whether in-stream tidal energy can be a safe, viable alternative to […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform, based on OceanWorks International’s preliminary design provided to FORCE, is now undergoing final testing and sea trials. OceanWorks’ design for the Platform Gravity Base, which has seen some modifications by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), maximizes stability on the seafloor in a high current environment […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    FORCE has invited interested parties to discuss the proposed safety zone around recently installed power cables at Bay of Fundy, Canada. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has completed the mapping of the seabed location of the installed subsea cables in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy. The proposed safety zone is expected to […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Environment

    Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) is holding a meeting next Thursday where they will discuss a proposed safety zone around the cables installed in the Minas Passage. As a follow up to the December meeting, the tidal energy test centre has completed mapping the seabed location of the recently installed power cables. However, […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Research & Development

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve […]

  • 21 July 2014

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is planning to conduct a barge anchoring project in the Minas Passage between July 21 and August 7, 2014. A number of vessels will be involved in this operation, including a barge and tugs. The vessels will maneuver and hold station in the Minas Passage while activity […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Storage

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)  started to install up to four underwater power cables in the world’s highest tides. These cables will allow tidal turbines in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy to deliver power to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid. The FORCE team successfully installed the second cable on Sunday, Oct. 19. […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has completed two underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platforms are recoverable instrument platforms designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. Using onboard sensing equipment, […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Research & Development

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve […]