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  • 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
    Operations & Maintenance

    From August 19—26, vessels and crew will be conducting marine operations related to anchor trials and anchor installations in West Bay and FORCE demonstration area at Minas Passage, Nova Scotia. The vessels involved will use West Bay to anchor in during hours of inactivity and for pre-operation preparation as well as crew transfers. FORCE added […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    LORC has ordered a climatic chamber for its new test centre. In cooperation with the industrial partner FORCE Technology, LORC will establish a climatic chamber for exposure of structures and components to varying climatic conditions, primarily low and high temperatures, temperature cycles and corrosive environments. The climate chamber is being prepared for the testing of […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    LORC has ordered a climatic chamber for its new test centre. In cooperation with the industrial partner FORCE Technology, LORC will establish a climatic chamber for exposure of structures and components to varying climatic conditions, primarily low and high temperatures, temperature cycles and corrosive environments. The climate chamber is being prepared for the testing of […]

  • 21 December 2016

    Ten men have been charged and 186 kilograms of cocaine seized from a 50-meter commercial vessel which was intercepted by Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the Southern Ocean off Tasmania on December 12, 2016. The vessel and its crew were detained and escorted to the port of Hobart, where they arrived on December 16. Tasmania […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report in an effort to enhance its environmental monitoring program. The report contains summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. It will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Vessels

    Fluxys-operated Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas terminal in Belgium is set to re-export a cargo of the chilled fuel aboard the 156,000-cbm WilForce. The 2013-built LNG vessel, owned by Awilco LNG, is scheduled to dock at the Zeebrugge terminal’s jetty on October 15. Following the loading of previously imported LNG, the vessel will depart to from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has released a video of the recently concluded FAST-1 monitoring platform trials in the Minas Passage, Nova Scotia.

  • 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 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has recovered the Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform after a month-long sea trial in the Bay of Fundy.

  • 30 September 2015
    Technology

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

  • 30 September 2015
    Technology

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

  • 24 June 2015
    Research & Development

    FORCE has released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report, containing summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. The report will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. “We need to understand what effects tidal technology may have […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has set up a display of its Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform. The FAST platform recoverable instrument platform is designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. Using a variety of onboard sensing equipment, the platform will help capture data from the Minas Passage, including: Currents […]

  • 3 June 2015

    A whoping € 500 million was invested in 75 Dutch startups in 2014. This high number shows the important role startups play in the Dutch economy. According to StartupDelta, a Dutch organisation which aims to support startups with former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes as figurehead, startups ‘can establish new business models, disrupt vested interests and […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has released a video featuring Acadia University’s Haley Viehman who explained the basics of fish monitoring at FORCE’s tidal energy test site.

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), in partnership with Nortek Scientific, announced the construction of the world’s first instrument to provide high-resolution, real time measurements of turbulent water flow at turbine hub height – called the Vectron. A leap forward in site characterization technology, the Vectron is able to capture highly accurate measurements […]

  • 4 June 2019

    Norwegian LNG transportation provider Awilco said its liquefied natural gas carrier WilForce was struck by another vessel off Singapore. 

  • 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 […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is Canadian test center for in-stream tidal energy technology. FORCE works with developers, regulators, and researchers to study the potential for tidal turbines to operate within the Bay of Fundy environment. FORCE provides a shared observation facility, submarine cables, grid connection, and environmental monitoring at its pre-approved test […]