SOAR - Sustainable Ocean Applied Research
for a healthy ocean and use of its resources to support sustainable and resilient coastal communities.
SOAR's Board of Directors have decades of experience with oceanographic data collection and analysis using a wide range of technologies.
We conduct applied research to fill knowledge gaps and address uncertainties needed to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic viability (sustainability) of potential ocean based climate solutions.
Our current focus area is marine energy with application to the sustainability and resilience of coastal communities and advancement of the Blue Economy.
SOAR will leverage our extensive marine experience, assets, and helpful relationships for the success of your project.
Our oceanographic knowledge will help determine the best locations for testing your technology based on your target market, preferred site conditions, and Technology Readiness Level.
Our services for marine operations, permitting, performance assessment, and environmental impact assessment will help get your gear wet along with our third-party data collection, analysis, and reporting often needed for sustainability assessment, financing, and/or regulatory approvals associated with your next steps and ongoing success.
SOAR operates facilities that enable easy access to the coastal ocean for technology development and research.
The Lunenburg Ocean Centre utilizes two locations on the Lunenburg working waterfront, including shared office space, warehouse work facilities, and a secure berth.
SOAR is leading an initiative to establish a tidal power test centre that provides fast and easy access to Grand Passage and Petit Passage. These high energy tidal channels flow between Brier Island, Long Island, and Digby Neck in the Outer Bay of Fundy with strong tidal currents appropriate for testing, development, and demonstration of tidal power systems.