On the cutting edge of tidal energy research, 27-year-old Nick Osbourne of Black Rock Tidal Power is putting his training as a mechanical engineer to work here in Nova Scotia. He’s currently overseeing the design of a gravity base to link together an array of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy. Nick was able to gain valuable experience in his chosen field thanks to support from OERA. Today, he sees a bright future in Nova Scotia. “There is a lot of positive thinking from the public and from the government, and from our universities and colleges. I definitely foresee tidal energy being in the long run future of Nova Scotia,” says Nick.