Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN)

The Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN) is a non-profit organization, created by academic and government researcher community, as a forum for fostering Bay of Fundy tidal energy-related research collaborations, information exchange and capacity building.


Main Roles and Functions:
  • To identify and provide guidance on emerging and priority issues related to tidal energy proposals and developments;
  • To facilitate research collaboration and information sharing among government scientists, academia and tidal energy developers to address environmental, socio-economic and engineering issues and challenges associated with tidal energy developments in the Bay of Fundy;
  • To enable creation of research teams capable of obtaining funding to support collaborative research and training of the next generation of highly qualified people;
  • To enhance communication and cooperation among those involved in tidal energy research and development;
  • To develop and maintain productive relationships with regional, national and international groups involved in tidal energy research;
  • To communicate information and research progress through meetings, seminars, conferences, reports, FERN website, and/or other forms of public presentation.

Membership is free and open to all researchers involved in tidal energy-related research, including universities and colleges, Federal and Provincial agencies, ENGOs, consultants, and the private sector.

For information about the network, becoming a member, and sharing and accessing research information through FERN, please visit

Meghan Swanburg, Coordinator

Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN)
c/o Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research
23 Westwood Avenue, PO Box 115,
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia,
Canada B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1935