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Introducing OERA Board Member Karen White

Posted January 11, 2021

At OERA we’re fortunate to have a Board of Directors made up of members from academia, industry, government and beyond. Offering a wealth of experience and diverse and informed perspectives, they help to set OERA’s direction and keep us focused on achieving our mandate. 

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Hydrogen’s Role in the Maritimes’ Net-Zero Future

Posted December 8, 2020

By: Alisdair McLean, Executive Director, OERA 

We all know the pandemic is the most important challenge facing humanity at this moment, but some are also looking at how we apply the lessons we’re learning to the equally important though slower-moving problems presented by climate change. While we know we’ll have a vaccine for COVID-19 in the not-too-distant future, there won’t be any similar sort of quick fix to protect us from rising global temperatures.

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Pathway Program Report Captures International Expertise

Posted November 25, 2020

The Pathway Program – a multi-year collaborative initiative between OERA and the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and Natural Resources Canada – in June released a report incorporating international expertise on passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) in high tidal flow environments. 
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OERA's Annual Report 2019-20

Posted September 28, 2020

Learn more about OERA’s recent achievements and strategic direction through our 2019-2020 annual report, now available here

“FY2019-2020 was year of a transition at OERA. While we continued our long-standing work in offshore geoscience and tidal energy, we also started working on energy topics consistent with our broader mandate to resolve knowledge gaps in both offshore and onshore energy fields.”

-    Alisdair McLean, Executive Director’s Message, OERA’s 2019-20 annual report

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Supporting Critical Clean Growth Conversations and Collaboration

Posted July 15, 2020

Clean growth R&D and how it can contribute to our province's objective of sustainable prosperity was on the agenda in June, as university researchers and leaders and provincial and federal government representatives came together for a virtual workshop. 
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