Marine Renewables Canada launches education initiative ‘Our Current Future’

HALIFAX, NS. OCTOBER 28, 2021 – In the lead up to COP26 and in response to the need for more clean electricity to meet net-zero […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Commits to New Diversity Goal

October 15, 2021 Marine Renewables Canada has joined the 50/30 Challenge – an initiative of the Government of Canada aimed at increasing the diversity of organizations. […]

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Leaders of Canada’s electricity sector announce new alliance to help meet Canada’s net-zero emissions targets

OTTAWA – October 13, 2021 – Six associations representing the leading suppliers of electricity to consumers and markets in Canada announced today the creation of […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors 2022 Call for Nominations Now Open

Be an enabler of positive change and sustainable solutions to climate change – join the Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) Board of Directors and be part […]

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Industry provides key recommendations to strengthen government’s Blue Economy Strategy

Halifax, June 15, 2021 – In response to the Government of Canada’s consultation on its Blue Economy strategy, Marine Renewables Canada has provided a submission […]

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Joint Op-Ed: Clean Electricity – Key to Canada’s Climate Targets

May 12, 2021 By: Patrick Bateman, Francis Bradley, Michelle Branigan, John Gorman, Robert Hornung, and Elisa Obermann Even as we navigate the pandemic, a new […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2021 Annual Conference – November 24-25, 2021

Marine Renewables Canada is excited to announce that we’re bringing back our Annual Conference this fall, scheduled for November 24-25 in Halifax, NS! We are planning for an […]

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Marine Renewables Canada welcomes two new board directors

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors bring experience from the […]

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Minister O’Regan gives keynote at 2020 Fall Forum

The Marine Renewables Canada 2020 Fall Forum was held on November 4-5, 2020 in Halifax and virtually. A smaller event than the annual conference, the […]

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Introducing MRC Connect – a new app for MRC members

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new member benefit – the MRC CONNECT APP! The COVID-19 pandemic has made it […]

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COVID-19 Business Support Resources for Members

Marine Renewables Canada is dedicated to supporting our members and the industry at all times and want to do whatever we can to assist during […]

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was significant for the marine renewable energy sector in Canada – a comeback year in many ways with industry perseverance paying off. In Nova […]

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Marine Renewables Canada welcomes four new board directors, appoints executive committee

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors bring industry experience and […]

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Marine Renewables Canada & WiRE Establish Partnership

Marine Renewables Canada is excited to announce a new partnership with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE). WiRE’s mission is to advance the role and recognition […]

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British Columbia emerges from its “dark years”

December 7, 2018 ~ Chris Campbell Yesterday, a local commentator referred to the post-2012 era of BC governance as the “dark years”! Members of the […]

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2018 State of the Sector Report: Marine Renewable Energy in Canada

Marine renewable energy is largely an untapped resource, with the potential to provide new energy, economic, and environmental benefits for Canada. Harnessing the power of […]

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VIDEO: Powering our future with tides, rivers, waves, and offshore wind

Marine renewable energy offers great potential for clean energy and economic development opportunities in Canada. We are excited to present this educational video about tidal, […]

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Supply Chain Database

The emergence of a global marine renewable energy industry presents new opportunities Canadian businesses. Marine renewable energy projects require an extensive team of services and […]

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Marine Renewables Canada to focus on synergies with offshore wind

With a growing global effort to develop climate change solutions and increase renewable electricity production, along with Canada’s strengths in offshore and ocean sectors, Marine […]

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Legislation Places Nova Scotia in Position of Global Leadership on Marine Renewable Energy

Today the Government of Nova Scotia proclaimed the Marine Renewable-energy Act, a major milestone for Canada’s marine renewable energy sector. The Act provides a framework for the governance and […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Mission to ICOE 2018 – Normandy, France – June 11-15, 2018 (ICOE dates are June 12-14)

Marine Renewables Canada, with anticipated (TBC) support from ACOA, Global Affairs Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, is leading a marine renewable energy […]

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  WORKSHOP: Offshore Wind – Energy Markets and Supply Chains

      Date: February 6, 2018 Time: 9am – 12pm Location: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL NEIA and Marine Renewables Canada are pleased to present an educational workshop […]

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Marine Renewables Canada adds industry expertise to 2018 Board of Directors

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. The new directors bring experience and […]

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Tidal power playing a role in Canada’s transition to a clean-growth economy

Today Cape Sharp Tidal announced that its recent deployment of a 2 MW tidal turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Center (FORCE) in the Bay […]

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Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship

      Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share […]

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MRC WEBINAR (Sept 20, 2017) – Spotlight on Europe & France: MRE Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects

      Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 20th at 1:00pm (ADT) titled Spotlight on Europe & France: MRE Projects, Progress, Research & […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Request for Proposals for Consulting Services: Asian Market Study

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Call for Nominations – 2018 Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors Elections – Call for Nominations   (CLICK HERE for a PDF of the below details) The Marine Renewables Canada Board of […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual Conference

November 8-9, 2017 The Westin Ottawa ~ 11 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario A time to lead: Advancing Canada’s marine renewable energy industry   ***Online registration […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual General Meeting

      Marine Renewables Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting of the Association on November 8th, 2017 during the associations upcoming Annual […]

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SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS) 2017

              29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 Halifax, NS Canada The World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the […]

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2018 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)

France is happy to welcome the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), the prestigious international event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy. […]

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Marine Renewables Canada leads trade mission to Ireland

This week Canadian representatives of the growing marine renewable energy industry will showcase the sector’s expertise and capabilities to an international audience in Cork, Ireland. […]

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MRC WEBINAR (July 25, 2017) – Spotlight on Ireland: MRE Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects

      Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 25th at 1:00pm (ADT) titled Spotlight on Ireland: MRE Projects, Progress, Research […]

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MRC WORKSHOP (Aug 9, 2017): Doing Business internationally – Focus on the EU

        Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel ~ Harbour Suites (1181 Hollis St, Halifax) […]

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MRC Summer Nautical Networking Event – Aug 17, 2017

      Join Marine Renewables Canada on August 17th for an awesome summer Nautical Networking Event on-board the Tall Ship Silva! CLICK HERE for […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Mission to EWTEC 2017

Marine Renewables Canada, with support from the Government of Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, is organizing a mission to the European Wave […]

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FORCE Job Posting: Environmental Programs Director

    Closes: Friday, June 30, 2017 (4:00PM ADT) FORCE is currently seeking an Environmental Programs Director to lead all components of its Environmental Program, including environmental effects monitoring, […]

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MRC WEBINAR (May 17, 2017) – Spotlight on Wales: Marine Renewable Energy Projects, Progress, & Prospects

      **NEW Speaker added – Simon, Hewitt, Operations Director, Wave-tricity Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 17th at […]

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Workshop: Breaking into the International Market – Opportunities & Strategies

        Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel ~ Atlantic Ballroom (1181 Hollis St, Halifax) As […]

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RELEASE: Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity rolls out vision for clean growth and climate change

      Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity rolls out vision for clean growth and climate change   December 9, 2016 OTTAWA—Canada’s abundant renewable electricity […]

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Canada’s Marine Renewable Energy Supplier Database

      The emergence of a global marine renewable energy industry presents new opportunities for Canadian businesses. Marine renewable energy projects require an extensive […]

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Tidal power playing a role in Canada’s transition to a clean-growth economy

November 22, 2016 Today Cape Sharp Tidal announced that its recent deployment of a 2 MW tidal turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Center (FORCE) […]

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Wales and Canada strengthen marine energy ties

        PRESS RELEASE: Nov 23, 2016 Marine Energy Wales have signed an agreement with Marine Renewables Canada to share knowledge and support […]

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MRC Webinar Dec 6, 2016: GAC & EDC – Presentations and Webinar Recording

Marine Renewables Canada hosted a webinar on December 6th on what Global Affairs Canada and Export Development Canada services exist, an overview of these services, and […]

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MRC Webinar Dec 12, 2016: The Coasting Trade Act, turbine towing & vessel charters: Navigating the legal complexities of marine device deployment in Canada

      Hosted by Metcalf & Company. Stay tuned for more information and full description……. Webinar Details:  WEBINAR: The Coasting Trade Act, turbine towing […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2016 Annual Conference – Speaker Presentations

Marine Renewables Canada wishes to thank all speakers, sponsors and attendees for helping make the 2016 Annual Conference a success! This year’s Marine Renewables Canada […]

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BOARD DIRECTOR – Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE)

        FORCE is Canada’s leading test centre for the safe development of in-stream tidal energy technology. FORCE was created to explore the […]

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Energy Council of Canada – Regional Solutions to Atlantic Canada’s Carbon Challenge

        November 21 and 22, 2016 Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street, Halifax Many initiatives are moving ahead aggressively that are transforming […]

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Marine Renewables Canada – Voting for the 2017 Board of Directors Election is now open

Voting is now open for the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Board of Director Election. Voting will continue until 11:59 pm (AST) Friday, October 28th, 2016. […]

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CanCORE Statement: Federal government move to price carbon emissions will accelerate transition to renewable electricity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Federal government move to price carbon emissions will accelerate transition to renewable electricity October 3, 2016—The Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity made the […]

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Submission to Clean Technology in Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors Consultation (NRCan)

On behalf of our membership, we have provided a submission to Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Technology in Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors Consultation. It can be […]

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Webinar Invitation: Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Program – Sept 29, 2016

Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 29th at 2:00pm (AST) on the Global Affairs Canada CanExport Program. Register: Please RSVP […]

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Call for Nominations – 2017 Board of Directors

        2017 Board of Directors Elections – Call for Nominations (NOW OPEN) There are TWO (2) seats open for the 2017 Board […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Submission to Canada’s Innovation Agenda

The Government of Canada through Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED), has been consulting on the development of its Innovation Agenda which is focused on six […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2016 Annual Conference

        November 3-4, 2016 Pier 21 ~ 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS Halifax, Nova Scotia Marine renewable energy in a new era   […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2016 Annual General Meeting

      Marine Renewables Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting of the Association on November 4th, 2016 during the associations upcoming Annual […]

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Cumberland Energy Authority 2nd Annual Energy Symposium

        September 22 & 23, 2016 Springhill, N.S – Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre “Bringing the Energy Sector Together” Networking Session/Lunch/Keynote […]

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Energy and Innovation Summit 2016

September 26 – 27, 2016 ~ Membertou Trade and Convention Centre “Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Energy and Innovation Summit 2016 will celebrate Mi’kmaq Nation success creating […]

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Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) – Membertou, NS and Sault Ste. Marie, ON

      Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to have partnered with the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) to give members 10% off registration to attend […]

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10th Annual Tidal Energy Series – International Tidal Energy Summit

November 21-23, 2016 Novotel London West Hotel Receive the program to Tidal’s largest commercial forum – The must attend meeting to help you win international […]

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Policy document: Tackling climate change by switching to clean power

In May, Marine Renewables Canada participated in a roundtable convened by Clean Energy Canada to discuss electrification and develop policy options that could feed into […]

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Canada Can Help Deliver on North American Clean Energy Target

        June 29, 2016 OTTAWA—Today the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico committed to advance clean energy and integration of […]

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Op-ed: Nova Scotia can be a leader in tidal power’s global surge

        Nova Scotia can be a leader in tidal power’s global surge Published in The Chronicle Herald June 22, 2016 By: Elisa Obermann, […]

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Marine Renewable Energy Industry Open House – June 14 – Victoria, BC

Canada is becoming a world leader in this new cleantech sector. Join us to learn more about British Columbia’s opportunities in wave, tidal and river current energy.

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2016 INORE North American Symposium – Call for Abstracts

      October 29 – November 2 University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. Are you a graduate student, early-stage researcher, or young professional in […]

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Op-ed: The Tremendous Opportunity of Tidal

With a force unmatched around the world the tides that flow through the Bay of Fundy can support the development of clean, renewable power and a new Nova Scotia industry…..

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OERA Open Call Program – Industry Led Project Ideas – Next Due Date – July 15, 2016

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has an ‘Open Call Program’ available two (2) times per year for potential research funding in the areas of marine renewable energy, petroleum geosciences and seismic & marine sound…….

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Home to Overseas (H2O) Conference – June 8th, 2016

Atlantic Canada, and Nova Scotia in particular, is home to ground breaking oceans research and a strong cluster of oceans industries….

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Job Posting – Industry Engagement Coordinator

This contracted service will support Marine Renewables Canada’s industry outreach and engagement activities, with a particular focus on supply chain development initiatives under the association’s Marine Renewable Energy Supplier Engagement and Development Project…..

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NHA Waterpower Week in Washington, DC – April 25-27, 2016

          The all-new NHA Waterpower Week in Washington will present three events under one roof showcasing the entire world of waterpower. Make plans […]

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Webinar: Class 43.1/43.2/CRCE and Marine Renewables – May 4, 2016

      Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 4th at 2:00 pm (AST) on: “Class 43.1/43.2/CRCE and Marine Renewables”. […]

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Request for Proposals Marine Renewable Energy Infrastructure Assessment for the Bay of Fundy

  The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has been commissioned by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy (NSDoE) to execute a Request for Proposals (RFP) process […]

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Marine Renewables Canada in Ottawa

In our efforts to gain support for the sector and provide awareness about industry progress and opportunities, Marine Renewables Canada hosted two successful outreach events […]

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Moving towards de-carbonization – Marine renewable energy as part of the solution

Michael Porter, economic development guru from Harvard, spoke at a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event at the recent GLOBE 2016 conference (http://www.hbs.edu/competitiveness/Documents/america-unconventional-energy-opportunity.pdf). He spoke […]

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Marine Renewable Energy Industry Open House – March 23 – Ottawa

March 23, 2016 ~ Ottawa.
This event is a great opportunity to hear from and network with the country’s leaders in wave, tidal and river current energy development and learn more about Canada’s marine renewable energy industry.

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Workshop: Durability of Cables and Moorings in Tidal Flows – PRESENTATIONS

The workshop brought together approximately 65 participants representative of the supply chain, tidal energy project developers, government, academia and NGOs. Below is the workshop agenda, presentations and proceeding for your review……..

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CanCORE Op-Ed in Hill Times – Renewable electricity is Canada’s climate opportunity

Feb 11, 2016 – “We see this as an opportunity.” That’s how Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna optimistically summed up her recent meeting with her provincial counterparts, in which they took stock of the gap between where carbon pollution is today and where it needs to be.

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The Maritimes Energy Association’s 2016 Annual Dinner

        January 27, 2016 Halifax, NS ~ The Westin Nova Scotian  Presented by Terrapure Environmental, The Maritimes Energy Association’s 33rd Annual Dinner […]

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Workshop: Infrastructure for marine renewable energy projects – PRESENTATIONS

As part of our supplier engagement and development workshop series, Marine Renewables Canada will host its final workshop for 2015 – “Infrastructure for marine renewable energy projects” on December 15th in Halifax………

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Nova Scotia’s Electricity Plan – continued leadership in tidal energy

A highlight at the ICOE 2014 event was the delivery of a vision and strategy for an integrated clean energy industry development in Atlantic Canada […]

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Now is the time – realizing the marine renewable energy opportunity

For the past 5 years or longer, the advances in marine renewable energy in Canada have counted on the leadership by Nova Scotia and Quebec […]

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Marine Renewables Canada adds industry expertise to 2016 Board of Directors

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors bring experience in the […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2015 Annual Conference – Speaker Presentations

November 4-5, 2015 ~ Montreal, Quebec – The 2015 Annual Conference will focus on Canada’s successes, strengths, and opportunities for moving to the next phase of industry development.

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Request for Proposals for Matchmaking Services – ICOE 2016 in Edinburgh, UK

Marine Renewables Canada invites firms to submit a proposal for trade consulting services to provide matchmaking support for Atlantic Canadian marine renewable energy companies (technology […]

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Request for Proposals for Pavilion Booth Build Services – ICOE 2016 in Edinburgh, UK

Marine Renewables Canada invites firms to submit a proposal for the design, build and dismantling of the Marine Renewables Canada Pavilion at the 6th International […]

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Marine Renewables Canada 2015 Annual General Meeting

      Marine Renewables Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting of the Association on November 5th, 2015 during the associations upcoming Annual Conference, […]

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Marine Renewables Canada Mission to ICOE 2016 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Feb 23-25, 2016

Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is leading a mission to the 6th ICOE being held in Edinburgh, Scotland from February 23-25, 2016.

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Tidal Energy Session at Digby Port Days – Presentations

Marine Renewables Canada hosted a Tidal Energy session on Sept 17th during Digby Port Days. Click for presentations………..

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Tidal Energy Session at Cumberland Energy Authority’s Symposium – Presentations

Marine Renewables Canada hosted a Tidal Energy session on Sept 25th during the Cumberland Energy Authority’s 1st Annual Energy Symposium.. Click for presentations………..

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Call for Abstracts – ICOE 2016

If you want to be among the speakers at this world class event, submit your abstract to us today and get your message across at ICOE 2016………………..

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6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2016

23–25 February 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom – RenewableUK is proud to bring to the UK, for the first time ever, the 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in 2016. Organised and hosted by RenewableUK, this event will be held in the historical city of Edinburgh.

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Workshop – Marine Operations in High-flow Tidal Sites: Deployment, installation, and maintenance

As a continuation to the “Seabed Characterization for High-flow Tidal Sites: Geotechnical technologies, methods, and solutions Workshop we held in May, Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a second workshop – “Marine Operations in High-flow Tidal Sites: Deployment, installation, and recovery.” …….

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International Partnership Advances Nova Scotia’s Tidal Industry

Nova Scotia is advancing its leadership position in the tidal industry with two new international research grants……………….

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FORCE Job Posting: Director of Marine Engineering

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is Canada’s lead test centre for tidal energy technology. FORCE works with industry, government, and researchers to study the interaction between tidal turbines and the Bay of Fundy environment………

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR’S GREEN ECONOMY CONFERENCE (Newleef)

Newleef is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier green economy event. An annual conference now in its fourth year, Newleef brings industry, academia, government, and the community together……………….

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Canadian Solar Industries Association – Summer Solstice

June 17, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario

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9th Québec Wind Energy Conference

June 15-17, 2015 – Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec –

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12th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street

June 24-25, 2015 – Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY – REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. ………..

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Webinar: Pursuing innovation for the marine renewable energy industry – Funding opportunities

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 – 2:00 pm EDT- Marine Renewables Canada invites you to learn more about Canadian funding programs that could potentially support businesses and researchers in bringing new products or services to market by joining us for a free webinar…

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New Brunswick Marine Renewable Energy Engagement Event – Presentations

July 16, 2015 – St. Andrews, NB – You are invited to attend a networking and information session to bring together government, community, academic and industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing tidal power in the region.

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Maritimes Energy Association – Core Energy Conference

September 29-30, 2015 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

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CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition

October 5-7, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario

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OEE2015 – 20/21 October 2015 – Dublin, Ireland

OEE2015 – 20/21 October 2015 – Dublin, Ireland – 2015’s biggest ocean renewable energy conference.

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2015 Atlantic Canada Mission to the: Dominican Republic – The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) – October 19-21

The Maritimes Energy Association will be the lead organizer of a Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic. The trade mission will consist of two components….

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Request for Expressions of Interest – Tidal Energy Resource Assessment for the Bay of Fundy Study Area

COMPETITION NOW OPEN DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 4:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has […]

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News Release: Building Nova Scotia’s Tidal Power Supply Chain

Tidal energy projects are taking off in the Bay of Fundy. Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is offering workshops in locations across Nova Scotia for companies interested in exploring opportunities in the tidal energy supply chain.

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WORKSHOP: Seabed Characterization for High-flow Tidal Sites – Geotechnical technologies, methods, and solutions

Marine Renewables Canada is holding a series of workshops in partnership with the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) that explore critical project/supply chain opportunities in the development of tidal energy projects. Our first workshop is “Seabed Characterization for High-flow Tidal Sites: Geotechnical technologies, methods, and solutions.”

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Webinar: Building the marine renewable energy supply chain – an introduction to local and global opportunities

May 13, 2015 – Marine Renewables Canada invites you to learn more about how you can get involved in the global marine renewable energy industry through near-term activities in Canada by joining us for a free webinar

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OERA Open Proposals Program

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has a ‘Open Proposal Program’ available three (3) times a year for potential research funding in the areas of marine renewable energy, petroleum geosciences and seismic & marine sound.

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ICOE 2014 Photo Gallery

ICOE 2014 photo gallery now live!

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Statement of Best Practices for Tidal Energy Development & Operation

Marine Renewables Canada worked with Nova Scotia Department of Energy over the course of 2014 to develop guidance and best practices for in-stream tidal energy development in Nova Scotia.

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Introducing our new membership package

We have developed a new membership package for 2015 which is intended to provide current prospective members with detailed information about what Marine Renewables Canada does to support its members and the industry.

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Marine Renewables Canada welcomes new board members for 2015

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to its Board of Directors for 2015.

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Nova Scotia Energy R&D Conference 2016

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, are pleased to host our 7th bi-annual Nova Scotia Energy R&D Conference at St. Francis Xavier University in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia on May 25-26th, 2016.

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2014 Annual Report – Marine Renewables Canada

Marine Renewables Canada 2014 Annual Report

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Fundy Tidal attracts investment and project partner for Digby Gut Project

Tribute Resources Inc. (TSX-V: TRB) and Fundy Tidal Inc. (Fundy Tidal), have formed the Digby Gut Limited Partnership to develop the 1.95MW small-scale tidal COMFIT project awarded to Fundy Tidal by the Province of Nova Scotia.

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What is a decade between friends?

 In September 2004, OREG was incorporated with a mission to stimulate ocean energy development. The focus and voice that has become Marine Renewables Canada has […]

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Meeting the challenges in ICOE growth

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) has steadily grown through its past four offerings and continues to do so for 2014.

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Launch of Joint Canada – UK Research Call in Tidal Energy Technologies

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Technology Strategy Board (TSB) are jointly investing approximately $1.4 million CAD (approximately £755,000) in collaborative R&D projects to develop enhanced sensing technologies for tidal in-stream energy applications.

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Will US climate change policy finally have an impact in Canada?

Is change in the air, and will it influence an energy strategy in Canada? The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report certainly got more attention than the International Panel on Climate Change scientists did! Maybe the installation of solar at the White House is what it takes…

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FORCE: Tidal Project Begins Construction on Subsea Platform

May 22, 2014 – Understanding the Bay of Fundy’s powerful tides is getting easier, thanks to a new advanced sensor platform being built for the Minas Passage.

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FORCE – Tidal Energy Project Expands Team

May 21, 2014 – Nova Scotia’s efforts to harness the power of the highest tides in the world are accelerating this year, and more people are joining the project to help ensure its success.

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Nova Scotia takes further steps to ensure industrial development of tidal energy

This week Nova Scotia made two very important and exciting announcements – the opportunity for two new developers under the province’s RFP process for the 4th berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) and the establishment of new regulations……

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State of the Sector Report

Marine Renewables Canada has released its first “State of the Sector” report which provides an overview of the current status of Canada’s marine renewable energy sector in context with global activity.

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2013 Annual Report

Marine Renewables Canada 2013 Annual Report released.

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Nova Scotia drives industrial-scale tidal energy development with new feed-in tariff

Nova Scotia has taken another world-leading step in establishing a market for tidal energy with a feed-in-tariff (FIT) covering the first arrays of devices.

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Fundy Tidal Inc. and Clean Current Power Systems Inc. to demonstrate a Tidal Power System in Digby County

Digby County, Nova Scotia – November 7, 2013 – Fundy Tidal Inc. (Fundy Tidal) and Clean Current Power Systems Inc. (Clean Current) entered into an agreement to test and demonstrate a 3.5m diameter Clean Current tidal turbine as part of a Tidal Power System (TPS)

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Nova Scotian tidal energy developer attracts local investment for community projects

Digby County, Nova Scotia-November 6, 2013 – Fundy Tidal Inc. (Fundy Tidal) has successfully completed their Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) Offering. In so […]

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Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

WINN is a $100 million five-year federal Initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.

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Two 2-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions – Applications invited

Applications are invited for two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in coastal ocean dynamics related to tidal hydroelectricity development using in-steam tidal energy converters in the Bay of Fundy, Canada,

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Global Status and Critical Developments in Ocean Energy – OES Implementing Agreement

In May 2012 the ExCo decided that, with 5 years’ worth of invited articles, it would be valuable to collect these articles together into a single volume as a reference source, which documents the recent developments in ocean energy in OES countries…..

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Government of Canada programme might be useful to demonstrate marine renewables

This program seeks innovative entrepreneurs’ solutions and provides them a means to “test” their project viability by selling prototypes to the government.

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France – Nova Scotia/Canada Forum and Meetings – September 30th, Halifax

Marine Renewables Canada in partnership with the Government of Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc., The Maritimes Energy Association, and Bretagne Commerce […]

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Marine Renewables Canada’s Chris Campbell chosen as one of Canada’s Clean50

Marine Renewables Canada’s Chris Campbell chosen as one of Canada’s Clean50 Chris Campbell will be amongst approximately 100 past and present Clean50 Honourees meeting next […]

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Marine Renewables Canada office drop-in hours (Revised)

We would like to invite members and organizations with interest in becoming a member of Marine Renewables Canada to visit us during our new weekly member drop-in at our new office in Halifax on WEDNESDAYS from 2-4 pm.

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ecoEII Marine Renewable Energy-Focused Projects Announced

Approximately $7.1 million was allocated to marine renewable energy R&D and demonstration projects under the Government of Canada’s ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative.

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Local NS tidal power plans given boost

Developing lower priced tidal power in Digby County got a boost Friday from the federal government. Natural Resources Canada announced Friday it will contribute $1.6 million through its ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative.

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Federal Government provides R&D funding for small-scale tidal energy development in Nova Scotia

Westport, Nova Scotia-May 03, 2013 – Fundy Tidal Inc. (Fundy Tidal), Acadia University, and Dalhousie University’s Department of Oceanography will continue R&D activities to identify the best locations for small-scale tidal power projects in Digby County ……

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Harper Government Announces Energy Innovation Projects in Nova Scotia

May 3, 2013 – WOLFVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA — Senator Kelvin Ogilvie announced today that the Government of Canada will invest almost $6.9 million in three innovative clean energy projects in Nova Scotia.

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IEA-RETD: RFP for Policies and Incentives along the Innovation Chain

The IEA’s Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) is launching a request for proposals to carry out a study and provide recommendations on support policies for the different steps of the innovation chain…….

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The Community & Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development – Acadia Tidal Energy Institute (ATEI)

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute (ATEI), with support from municipal, provincial and federal partners, has developed the Community and Business Toolkit for Tidal Energy Development.

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Presentations from the Supplier Information Session in NL: Opportunities in Marine Renewable Energy

Thank you to all the presenters who graciously gave their time and expertise to speak to the 25+ industry representative that attended the March 21, 2013 Supplier Information Session on Marine Renewable Energy we hosted in St. John’s, NL. Continue reading to access the presentations from this session.

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Regional Member Meeting in Campbell River, BC – Marine Renewables Canada

April 19, 2013 – Campbell River, BC – The format of this meeting will include presentations by a select number of representatives from industry, followed by open discussion. Members of the local community, provincial and federal government have also been invited to attend and participate.

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CSA Group – Formation of Technical Committee on Electrical Energy Storage

The IEC proposal intends to look at grid integrated EES at a system level and address system issues while leaving the individual technologies to the appropriate Technical Committees.

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Tidal developer promises N.S. better and cheaper turbine

An upstart energy developer in Calgary hopes to turn tidal development in Nova Scotia in another direction.

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REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS for 2013/14 – Marine Renewable Energy

SMC/IEC TC114 is soliciting proposals from Canadian industry and academic groups who are interested in performing research that will accelerate the development of international Marine energy technical specification and standards currently being developed through IEC/TC 114.

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SDTC Announces Latest Call for Applications: Bringing Clean Technologies to Market

SDTC is accepting Statements of Interest from February 20th to April 17th, 2013

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4th Berth Opportunity at Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)

The Province of Nova Scotia has issued a Request for Proposals for the fourth berth at FORCE

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NCKU (Taiwan) selects the AXYS WindSentinel

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) are pleased to announce that they have been contracted by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan to supply the WindSentinel™ wind resource assessment buoy.

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So just what does marine renewable energy have to prove?

In the last year many of our discussions at home and abroad have moved to a focus on demonstrations of the first arrays of devices as pioneer power plants. Many will recognise

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Canadian Technology Accelerator CleanTech @ NYC and Silicon Valley

Trade Commissioners in New York, Regine Clement and San Francisco announce the recruitment launch for the CTA Cleantech Track NYC and Track Silicon Valley. Deadline to apply is Jan 31, 2013

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The Roadmap and Beyond

One of 2012’s uncompleted tasks is our full update on life since the release of the 2011 Roadmap. This is in part a problem exacerbated […]

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