Schottel Berth Site-B Assessment Survey

In July 2014, Seaforth Geosurveys Inc. was contracted by Black Rock Tidal Power to conduct a detailed data assessment of the northwestern block of the Crown Lease Deployment Area in the Minas Passage, upper Bay of Fundy. This assessment was to assist in determining an optimal relocation site for one of the four berth sites within the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) test site for tidal in-stream electrical generation devices (TISEC). Typical criteria considered during site assessments include water depth (bathymetry), seabed sediment type (backscatter) and stability, sediment transport, seabed slope, potential seabed hazards and existing submarine cable routing.