Speaker Series

NSER&D2016_TaglineThe 7th bi-annual Nova Scotia Energy R&D Conference will bring together some of the brightest minds from industry, academia and government to convene during a two day session on May 25th & 26th, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier University in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Learn more about some of the speakers that will be presenting at this year’s Conference. Be sure to check back often for additional Speaker Series updates!


Tidal Energy Sessions

Bruce Cameron, Envigour
Building a Vision and Long Term Strategy for Efficiency as part of a Climate Change Action Plan

Joel Culina, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy
FORCE Visitor’s Centre X-Band Radar: Real-Time Mapping of the Current and Eddy Fields in Western Minas Passage

Nick Fyffe, Cape Sharp Tidal
International Collaboration and Partnerships: Development of an Integrated System for Environmental Monitoring of Tidal Energy Projects

Simon Melrose, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy
The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology Program, FAST, and the Vectron, Building Academic and Industrial Partnerships

Tim Webster, Nova Scotia Community College
Topo-Bathymetric LIDAR for Surveying the Coastal Zone to Support Tidal Energy Assessment and Engineering

Fabian Wolk, Rockland Scientific
InSTREAM – A Canada-UK Collaboration to Improve Turbulence Measurements at Tidal Energy Sites


Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas Sessions

Paul Barnes, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Going Farther and Deeper: Ensuring Safe and Responsible Operations in the Offshore

Carl Makrides, Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development in Offshore Nova Scotia

Tom King, Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Subsurface Dispersant Injection as a Deepwater Blowout Oil Spill Response Option: The Fate and Transport of Dispersed Oil

Jesus Ochoa, Statoil
Middle Cretaceous canyonization in the Nova Scotian Margin: Significance/Nature of Gravity-Driven Deposits and their Relationship with Slope Background Sedimentation

Ray Ritcey, The Maritimes Energy Association
LNG Opportunities in Nova Scotia & Beyond

Ricardo Silva, Dalhousie University
Jurassic Planetary-Scale Changes in the Earth System and Source Rock Potential of the Canadian Atlantic Margins


Alternative, Sustainable & Renewable Energy Sessions

Ben Buckwold, Bicycle Nova Scotia
The Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network – Promoting a Shift Toward Multi-Modal Transportation Culture

Samantha Peverill, QUEST
QUEST NS: Homegrown Solutions for Advancing Smart Energy Communities

Lukas Swan, Dalhousie University
Energy storage control systems require accurate forecasting