OERA Seeks Tidal Research Project Team

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has been commissioned by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to execute a two stage Request for Proposals (RFP) process that will lead to retaining the services of a project team to undertake an in-stream energy resource characterization study for a prescribed area in the Bay of Fundy.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now being accepted and due on or before Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 4:00 pm AST. Shortlisted EOI applicants will be contacted and invited in early-August to submit a full proposal.

The proposed research must consider and build on existing modeling and mapping work completed by others in Nova Scotia, leading to the development of improved tools and techniques to more fully describe the tidal resource potential for the Bay of Fundy.

The research outcomes will support planning and policy development for use in ensuring the effective and sustainable management of the Bay of Fundy tidal resource.

The project goal is to develop a digital map series and associated datasets for use in assessing the in-stream tidal resource opportunities in the study area, specifically to support the identification of areas for responsible resource development.

An additional goal is to increase Nova Scotia based capacity and expertise in resource characterization.