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


DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 4:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has been commissioned by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to execute a two stage Request for Proposals (RFP) process – that will lead to retaining the services of a project team to undertake an in-stream energy resource characterization study for a prescribed area in the Bay of Fundy.

Stage one: Expressions of Interest (EOIs), are now being accepted and due on or before Wednesday 24 June 2015. Stage two, a shortlist of EOI applicants will be contacted and invited to submit a full proposal. Shortlisted applicants will be advised in early-August 2015

The proposed research must consider and build on existing modeling and mapping work completed by others in Nova Scotia, leading to the development of improved tools and techniques to more fully describe the tidal resource potential for the Bay of Fundy. The research outcomes will support planning and policy development for use in ensuring the effective and sustainable management of the Bay of Fundy tidal resource.

The project goal is to develop a digital map series and associated data sets for use in assessing the in-stream tidal resource opportunities in the study area, specifically to support the identification of areas for responsible resource development. An additional goal is to increase Nova Scotia based capacity and expertise in resource characterization.

To learn more about the research competition, please visit the OERA website to view the Scope Document.

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Jennifer Pinks
Research Manager
Offshore Energy Research Association
Tel: 902-406-7012

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds and facilitates collaborative offshore energy and environmental research. Their mission is to lead environmental, renewable and geoscience energy research that enables the sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s energy resources through strategic partnerships with academic, government and industry. Since its establishment in 2006, the Association has invested over $30 million in research, funded by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Energy.