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MRC Webinar: Offshore Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada – Geological Constraints and Opportunities

May 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ADT


The potential for offshore wind development in Atlantic Canada is quickly becoming a hot topic and with good reason – the region has some of the best sites in the world for both fixed and floating offshore wind development from both a wind resource and geophysical perspective.

This webinar will feature an overview of preliminary work led by the Geological Survey of Canada to assess geological constraints and opportunities. Several Atlantic Canadian sites with available high-resolution geophysical data will be reviewed for comparison with production and planned offshore wind farm sites found elsewhere.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25th @ 1pm ADT


  • Introduction (5 min)
  • Presentation (30 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)

Speaker: Jordan Eamer, Geological Survey of Canada

Jordan was born and raised on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, where his research interests in coastal geomorphology and Quaternary geology developed. Jordan’s research has until recently been focussed on the coastal areas of BC, where he worked up and down the coast in areas such as Haida Gwaii, the Hakai Protected Area, and western Vancouver Island. His focus was sediment budgets for coastal restoration projects, climate change adaptation, coastal erosion, and late Quaternary reconstruction and paleogeography. He did a postdoc at the University of Calgary where he was a project manager/science advisor for UAV application development.

From there, Jordan took a bit of a turn (east, to be precise) and joined the federal Public Service with Parks Canada Agency in 2017, working for the Sable Island National Park Reserve. While there, he worked in operations: landing planes, forecasting storms, and fixing buildings. He always kept his eye on the science and in 2019 Jordan joined the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth as a Marine Geoscientist.

Currently, Jordan works on issues from the coast to the edge of the continental shelf, including coastal erosion and evolution, Late Quaternary reconstruction of land- and seascapes and what processes led to the landform assemblages we find today, and continental shelf seabed conditions, infrastructure, and marine renewables.


May 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ADT
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