URI on tap as first to employ new Bourne tidal test site at Cape Cod Canal

Lead: M. R. Hashemi

URI was the first user of the new Bourne Tidal Test Site recently installed in the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay. A release from the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo), owners of the test site, said that engineers from URI used the new testing facility to collect data on variations in water velocity.

MRECo executive director John R. Miller has said the Cape Cod Canal is an ideal location for the new test site because of the velocity of the tidal flow.

The field work was managed by Soroush Kouhi, PhD student at URI.