The Atlantic data sources currently include:
- an observatory owned and operated by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in the Bay of Fundy - Minas Passage.
Ocean Networks Canada has further expanded its footprint across Canada with the launch of a new collaboration with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).
ONC is proud to be assisting FORCE as they develop their environmental monitoring systems by integrating Oceans 2.0, a sophisticated data acquisition, archiving and visualization system developed for ONC’s own observatories, for the long-term scientific monitoring of Canada’s oceans.
This is the first observatory infrastructure on Canada’s Atlantic coast to be hosted on the Oceans 2.0 platform.
Atlantic Observatory Map
Located in the Bay of Fundy offshore Nova Scotia, the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is Canada’s leading centre for in-stream tidal energy technology research and development, focused on devices designed to convert tidal energy to electrical energy.
FORCE collaborates with industry, government, and researchers to study the interaction between tidal turbines and the Bay of Fundy environment, providing research, environmental monitoring, and the electrical infrastructure for commercial development.
FORCE provides a shared observation facility, submarine cables, grid connection, and environmental monitoring at its pre-approved test site.
ONC's technology contributes to the following FORCE objectives
- to undertake on-going environmental monitoring as required to meet the terms and conditions of the facility lease; and
- to enable the acquisition of information and knowledge necessary to assess the applications of tidal energy devices including the performance of tidal energy devices, their effect on the environment and the effect of the environment on the devices.