Ocean Waves to Power Data Monitoring Buoys

This project aims to design sustainable new microsystems to power data monitoring buoys that can provide a sustainable power source using the ocean waves dynamics. The proposed project will result in significant advances in three long-standing challenges in energy harvesters-based micro devices powering the data monitoring buoys using the ocean waves. These include low frequencies of the ocean waves, mechanical failures due to (high mechanical stress) of the ocean waves, and the efficiency of the energy harvesters-based microdevices.

Crustal architecture and rifting style of the offshore Nova Scotia Margin

We propose to investigate the crust and uppermost mantle structure of the offshore Nova Scotia margin with the aim of producing a comprehensive regional map of the rifting style along the margin to contribute to a better understanding of the margin geology and its significant variations from NE to SW. We will process the already acquired Line 3 from the Scotian Margin Transects (SMART) refraction seismic experiment with a geophysical inversion approach.

Using a bottom-up approach to characterize the PEI agriculture sector within an energy system model of Atlantic Canada

The path to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 in Atlantic Canada is both time- and resource-constrained. Energy system models can be used in this context to compare climate change mitigation options and to strategically plan for meeting climate change goals through cost-effective and timely means. Motivated by these circumstances, Net Zero Atlantic is building an open-source energy system model for Atlantic Canada that will serve as a shared tool for answering questions about our region’s transition to net zero emissions.

Land use implication of developing renewable energy resources: A case study of Atlantic Canada

The path to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 in Atlantic Canada is both time- and resource-constrained. Energy system models can be used in this context to compare climate change mitigation options and to strategically plan for meeting climate change goals through cost-effective and timely means. Motivated by these circumstances, Net Zero Atlantic is building an open-source energy system model for Atlantic Canada that will serve as a shared tool for answering questions about the future of our region’s energy system.