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Nova Scotia tidal wins backing

Natural Resources Canada contributes C$1m for five projects

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Natural Resources Canada has given C$1m funding for five tidal R&D projects in the province of Nova Scotia.

The projects will be overseen by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) under the independent organisation’s ‘Technology Research and Innovation to Support the Canadian In-stream Tidal Energy Sector’ research call.

The $1.25m total funding also includes a contribution of $125,000 from both the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and OERA.

Funding recipients include the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy in Halifax, which will integrate overlapping hydro-acoustic technologies to predict fish interactions with in-stream tidal turbines.

Acadia University will test innovative acoustic fish tracking technology to study fish distributions and movements in the Minas Passage.

OERA has meanwhile hired a team of technical experts to establish the business case for a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Image: Bay of Fundy (Province of Nova Scotia)

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