Nova Scotia Offshore Energy

Offshore Energy Research in Nova Scotia

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.

OERA’s members are St. Francis Xavier University, Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy.

OERA funds research in the following areas:

Offshore Energy Research

The OERA has undertaken considerable research on the viability of energy exploration on Nova Scotia’s offshore. The result is a comprehensive Play Fairway Analysis and Geoscience Data Package Program.

Learn More About Our Offshore Energy Research Program

Marine Renewable Energy

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.

Learn More About Our Marine Renewable Energy Research

Marine Sound

We have conducted a number research projects dedicated to increasing our knowledge on the potential impacts of seismic exploration on marine invertebrates.

Learn About Our Marine Sound Research Projects