Welcome to our website. Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds and facilitates collaborative offshore energy and environmental research and development including examination of renewable energy resources and their interaction with the marine environment. Our mission is to lead environmental, renewable and geoscience energy research that enables the sustainable development of Nova Scotia energy resources through strategic partnerships with academic, government and industry.
OERA was previously known as Offshore Energy Environmental Research (OEER) and Offshore Energy Technical Research (OETR). In April 2012, OEER and OETR amalgamated to become Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA), the Nova Scotian leader of research in marine petroleum exploration, development and production and renewable energy technologies.
Nova Scotia is home to an incredible natural energy resource, the Bay of Fundy. With the world’s highest tides, it’s been identified as potentially the best tidal power generation site in North America.