Research Priorities

OERA is committed to leading 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 supports this goal by funding research based on research priorities set by an inclusive, multi-leveled priority setting process.  OERA has developed a list of research priorities with a focus for the next 3-5 years for Geosciences, Marine Renewable Energy and Marine Sound through workshops and interviews with industry, academia, government and international entities.  The priorities address current knowledge gaps in the industry and are integral to advancing the development and commercialization of energy resources in Nova Scotia and Canada.

For a comprehensive listing of the Geosciences, Marine Renewable Energy and Marine Sound research priorities, please see the following: