Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, an industry-led and government-supported nonprofit organization, is seeking to grow the ocean economy through bold technological advances. Early on in their work, a question emerged: How will these innovations help rein in the carbon emissions that are damaging the very ocean we’re depending on for new economic activity? With funding from industry and the Supercluster, labs across Canada are developing potential carbon solutions and bringing them to market. One intriguing effort, called the Ocean Energy Smart Grid Integration Project, aims to help remote Indigenous communities reduce their reliance on diesel fuel and instead manage power grids “fueled” by the power of the tides. A floating tidal platform is currently being tested off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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