Industry Updates

OERA: New research call in Tidal Energy - Request for expressions of interest

23 May, 2017 • OERA

Date Issued: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Due: Monday, June 19, 2017; 4:00 pm ADT

For the latest Q&A regarding this call, CLICK HERE. Last revised May 31, 2017.

Tidal energy research projects moving ahead

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is launching a new competitive research Call focused on tidal energy-related technology innovation.  A $1.25 million fund is available to support new projects that offer innovative and practical technology solutions and novel approaches to resolve fundamental knowledge gaps impacting the tidal sector.

There are three broad areas of research interest, specifically: ‘enhancements in environmental effects monitoring (EEM) technologies and approaches; innovative approaches and improvements to marine operations; and innovative cost reduction technologies.  The scope for each theme area is purposefully broad, providing opportunity for a variety of expertise from different organizations, disciplines and specializations to come together to collaborate on innovative research.

The competition opens May 23, 2017.  For more information on the Request for expressions of interest and how to apply, please CLICK HERE for full documentation. Researchers interested in applying to the Call are requested to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submit to the OERA by Monday 19 June 2017.

For inquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Pinks, Research Manager (OERA)
Tel: 902-406-7013

Media Contacts
Stephen Dempsey, Executive Director (OERA)
Tel: 902-237-6282



Please note, OERA accepts proposals under the OERA Open Proposals Program. Information on the Open Proposal Program can be found here.

For more information on our various research funding programs, please contact Nalani Perry, Operations Manager.