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Jordan Eamer, Geological Survey of Canada: Offshore Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada - A Preliminary Assessment of Geological Constraints and Oppurtunities
Offshore wind energy is a rapidly developing global renewable energy source, with large capacity existing (or proposed) for areas such as the North Sea and Atlantic coast of the United States, who share a similar inner shelf geologic history. In Atlantic Canada, the available offshore wind resource is generally high and thus the main geophysical constraint on the development of offshore wind energy converters is the inner shelf geology. For this presentation, several Atlantic Canadian sites with available high-resolution geophysical data are showcased for comparison with production and planned offshore wind farm sites found elsewhere.