North America’s Leading Tidal Energy Institutes Forge an Alliance

Posted on November 6th, in Tidal Energy.

PRESS RELEASE – Date: November 6, 2012

Today, Stephen Dempsey, Executive Director of Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and John Miller, Director of the New England Marine Renewable Energy Center (MREC) of Massachusetts, United States signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), to help advance the marine renewable energy industry worldwide.

The emerging tidal energy sector in New England and Nova Scotia has the potential to transform how electricity is generated within our regions, but the industry is at an early stage of development and more research needs to be conducted before commercial scale developments can occur.

To support the potential for marine renewable energy, both OERA and MREC have committed to working together to make full use of research networks of both organizations in order to encourage development and training of talented professionals in the emerging tidal energy section. The … Read More »


Contract Signing with Biota Guard AS of Stavanger, Norway, to Study Impacts of Seismic on the Environment

Posted on June 21st, in Offshore Energy.

PRESS RELEASE – Date: June 21, 2012

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is pleased to announce that a 15-month contract has been signed with Biota Guard AS of Stavanger, Norway in conjunction with IRIS Biomiljø (International Research Institute of Stavanger). OERA has commissioned Biota Guard to undertake research in testing a novel technology that uniquely combines biosensors with conventional oceanographic sensors for monitoring the marine environment. The research will offer new insights to the science of the snow crab (Chionoecetesopilio) species for use in environmental effects monitoring here in Nova Scotia.