Services for Marine Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Farms

• ASL supports offshore wind site assessment through measurement of currents and ecosystems sensors mounted on subsea moorings, unmanned platforms, and custom site-specific solutions. ASL also offers wave measurements through ADCPs or surface buoys, and sediment transport assessments.
• ASL specializes in the measurement of bottom currents used to drive 3-D hydrodynamic models, supporting installation, and mid-life maintenance of floating wind turbine anchors, array cables, and other subsea infrastructure. 
• Offshore wind is a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels and can be used to support green hydrogen production.
• There is great potential developing offshore fixed and floating windfarms in areas with abundant seasonal and perennial wind resources. 
• See details on biological oceanography studies using active acoustics measurement and AI-derived analyses

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Tidal Energy

• ASL drives innovation in tidal energy through flow measurement and transect surveys, supporting numerical model development.
• ASL has been involved in numerous site evaluation projects in areas such as Race Rocks, Victoria, and Campbell River.
• See details on biological oceanography studies using active acoustics measurement and AI-derived analyses
• There is great potential in Canada and the US in coastal areas with large tidal ranges with locally strong tidal currents.
• Offers an alternative to diesel electrical generation within indigenous communities, industrial operations, and fishing lodges.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion 

• ASL supports thermal energy studies with water column physical oceanography assessments (CTD, currents), and offers flow measurement capacity for risers.
• Generating clean and reliable energy through utilizing temperature differences in water is an extremely promising field.
• Can provide continuous and uninterrupted power regardless of external and episodic conditions.
• Applications include water desalination for freshwater, support for aquaculture/marine research, and a reliable energy source for disaster relief efforts.

Wave Energy as a Resource

• ASL supports short and long-duration wave studies for wave power and energy projects through the measurement of wave parameters using surface-based buoys and ADCPs.    
• Multiple methods can extract wave energy, such as converting it into rotary motion and intercepting/redirecting the downward flow.
• Potential applications include energy generation, coastal protection, water desalination, and offshore power production.
• Ongoing research and development have begun reducing the high cost and technical challenges that have historically been preventing mainstream adaptation and is making wave energy far more practical.

ASL Environmental Sciences #1-6703 Rajpur Place V8M 1Z5 Saanichton, BC

Phone: +1 250-656-0177
Email: [email protected]