Archived Webinars

The OERA is proud to present a webinar series to highlight recent and ongoing research in the offshore energy sector in Nova Scotia.

The OERA webinar series is designed to help disseminate information on the research activities and results of projects in geoscience and marine renewable energy.  Webinars are designed to be a forum for industry, researchers, regulators and community stakeholders to share information, get informed, and discuss research results and implications.

Our webinars are geared towards a broad audience with a balance between non-technical and scientific jargon, prioritizing research results and their implications for the development of the offshore energy sector.

For previously aired webinars, please click on the links below for full videos.

March 21, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
Andrew Lowery, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)
Jason Clarkson, Operational Excellence Consulting

“FORCE Site Marine Operations Lessons Learned”

February 21, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
Todd Ventura, Saint Mary’s University
“The Joggins Fossil locality – its importance for understanding oil and gas formation and what that means for Nova Scotia’s geologic past”

January 10, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
Georgia Pe-Piper, Saint Mary’s University
“The Search for Sand: Mountains, Rivers and Deltas 150 Million Years Ago”

December 11, 2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
Introduction to the Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act (SARA):
Michael Wambolt – Section Head, Marine Developments, DFO
Heidi Schaefer – Team Lead, Species at Risk Management Division, DFO
This is part one of a two-part webinar series focused on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Ecosystem Management Branch – Fisheries Protection Program, Species at Risk Management Division, and Protected Areas and Conservation Planning.

December 6, 2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
David Piper, Saint Mary’s University
“Modelling of Sandstone Reservoir Distribution and Quality in the Scotian Basin”

October 25, 2018
Hansen Johnson, Dalhousie University
“Measuring the Acoustic Detection Range of Large Whales from Autonomous Platforms to Improve an Acoustic Whale Alert System”

September 20, 2018
Dean Steinke, Dynamic Systems Analysis
“Examining Cable Strumming in Tidal Flows”

August 23, 2018
Haley Viehman and Anna Redden, Acadia University
“Acoustic Assessment of Fish Presence and Vertical Distribution at the FORCE Tidal Turbine Test Site in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy”

July 19, 2018
Grant Wach, Dalhousie University
“Petroleum Systems and Source Rocks of Atlantic Canada”

June 21, 2018
Greg Trowse, Luna Ocean Consulting
“Going with the Flow, While Mapping and Predicting Future Flow Speeds”

May 24, 2018
Nick Fyffe, Blumara Corp.
“Finite Element Analysis to Assess Fish Mortality from Interactions with Tidal Turbine Blades”

April 19, 2018
Joel Culina & Melissa Oldreive, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)
“Live Mapping of Minas Passage Flow with X-band Radar”

March 22, 2018
Tim Webster, Nova Scotia Community College
“Advanced Coastal Mapping to Support Hydrodynamic Modeling”