Bay of Fundy

ONC has collaborated with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) as they develop their environmental monitoring systems. Integrating FORCE data in the Oceans 2.0 portal, ONC aims to contribute to long-term scientific monitoring of all oceans in Canada. On a flood tide, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows into the Bay of Fundy and the vertical tide range can be over 16 metres. The Bay of Fundy is a particular location of interest for study, as it is potentially the best site in North America for tidal power generation.

Gully Canyon

Gully Canyon is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located off Nova Scotia near Sable Island. The submarine canyon was formed due to the movements of glacial ice and meltwater 150,000 to 450,000 years ago and hosts a rich diversity of marine ecosystems and species. Some megafauna that inhabit Gully Canyon include diverse species of deepwater corals and endangered northern bottlenose dolphins. In 2017, ONC partnered with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to archive and store data from this unique area.

  • explore the INCISE 2016 Submarine Canyon Symposium which brought together a community of submarine canyon scientists to discuss new technology, marine policy and conservation of environments such as Gully Canyon

Site List

Newfoundland SmartAtlantic Buoys

Setting: Coastal Newfoundland

Studies: sea state, meteorological conditions, shipping monitoring

Bay of Fundy

Depth: 0-60 m
Setting: Bay of Fundy
Studies: Currently tidal conditions, weather. Future will include currents, hydrophones, scanning sonars and others

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The Fundy Standard from FORCE on Vimeo.