Intertidal Current & Sediment Transport Research

Saint Mary's University researchers deploy Aquadopp HR Profilers and Vectors in Bay of Fundy tidal channels to study circulation and sediment transport.
Intertidal Current & Sediment Transport Research

Aquadopp Profiler deployment in Bay of Fundy tidal channel.

Professor Dr. Danika van Proosdij and graduate student Casey O'Laughlin have been actively studying the circulation and sediment transport of intertidal ecosystems (including marshes) in the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia) since 2008.  Through Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding, Dr. van Proosdij established the Intertidal Coastal Sediment Transport (InCoaST) research unit at Saint Mary's University.  This lab is outfit with state of the art research equipment including an Aquadopp High Resolution (HR) Profiler, several Vector field velocimeters, and a Vectrino lab velocimeter.  More recently, her research has been funded by the OEER Association to support the development of tidal power generation in the Bay of Fundy.  In January 2011, the InCoaST group collaborated with NortekUSA to make turbulence measurements in a tidal channel in the Bay of Fundy to support renewable energy engineering design efforts (see video below).