January 25, 2018 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Acadia Art Gallery
Can in-stream tidal technology be part of Nova Scotia's response to climate change and a cleaner energy future? In this week's free Acadia Lifelong Learning event, Tony Wright discusses FORCE activities and research in this new sector, supporting a collaboration with government, industry, academia and the public to better understand if this technology can play a safe, effective role in our long-term energy supply. This Lunchtime Learning session is open to the public, students, faculty, and staff.
Tony Wright is the general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). FORCE is Canada’s lead test facility for in-stream tidal energy technology, located in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy. With over 24 years of combined marine related technical and operational experience, Mr. Wright works with a small team at FORCE to build marine infrastructure, conduct research and environmental monitoring, and support tidal turbine demonstration. Prior to assuming the role of general manager, Tony served as FORCE’s director of marine operations, and before that as a naval engineering officer in the the Royal Canadian Navy, holding a variety of technical and leadership roles both onboard Canadian vessels and ashore, in financial management, major ship repair projects, technical training and education. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Royal Military College Kingston) and an MBA (Saint Mary’s University).