Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore renewable energy (ORE) is undergoing rapid development globally. Canada has the potential to become a leader in this field due to its massive resource potential on all three coasts. Currently, Canada is ranked 3rd in the world in the development of ORE technology.

Three main ORE resources are being developed/researched in Canada at this time:

While the adoption of ORE sources may help offset climate change impacts, several environment issues still need to be explored and resolved:

DFO has a significant role in not only addressing environmental issues, but also in providing oceanographic data from its monitoring programs to engineers whom are examining sites for their energy potential.

DFO scientists working on offshore renewable energy science activities can be found here.

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