Welcome to the OERA Tidal Energy Research Portal

This open research portal provides easy access to Nova Scotia tidal energy research project documentation supported by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA)

Project Showcase

Measuring the acoustic detection range of large whales from an ocean glider to improve an acoustic whale alert system

LFDCS platforms send pitch tracks and classification information back to shore for review

Drones and Drifters: The Great Pumpkin Race

Arial view of pumpkin drifter deployment

Drones and Drifters: The Great Pumpkin Race

Great Pumpkin Race - Winning pumpkins (38, 18, and 67 in order of finishing)

Assessing corrosion, wear, fatigue and VIV on moorings and cabling to reduce risk in marine operations

Ongoing Project: Addressing gaps in knowledge and data related to corrosion, wear, fatigue, and vortex induced vibrations of moorings and cables in turbulent tidal flows

Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetacean Activity Patterns and Movements in Minas Passage: Pre-Turbine Baseline Conditions

LUCY screenshot showing multiple porpoise click trains within a single minute on August 2nd 2012

Real-time, targeted imaging of turbine-marine life interactions

The cabled platform with fully realized enhancements to its material integrity and ancillary systems

Real-time, targeted imaging of turbine-marine life interactions

The cabled platform with fully realized enhancements to its material integrity and ancillary systems