FORCE is Canada's leading research centre for the demonstration and evaluation of tidal in-stream energy conversion (TISEC) technology. A key component of FORCE's mandate is to act as a watchdog regarding the environment. If TISEC technology is to grow to a larger, commercial scale project, development must happen safely. As turbines are deployed in the Minas Passage, FORCE is committed to understanding what effects they have on the environment, and reporting those effects to the public.
This is the second Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) report for the FORCE demonstration project and provides an overview of the EEM studies and projects completed in 2011 to 2013.