Clear Seas is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides impartial and evidence-based research about marine shipping in Canada, including risks, mitigation measures and best practices. Clear Seas’ vision for safe and sustainable shipping encompasses environmental, social and economic impacts of the shipping industry.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Clear Seas was established in 2014 after discussions with the marine shipping industry, port authorities, indigenous groups, non-governmental organizations, coastal communities, and other stakeholders concerned about marine shipping risks, prevention, preparedness, and response strategies along Canada’s coastlines and waterways.
To be the leading source of credible, fact-based information to bring clarity to decision-making for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
A vibrant, safe and sustainable marine shipping industry that leads world standards, and that Canadians feel part of and trust.
Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, Executive Director of Clear Seas, reflects on World Maritime Day in op-ed published in the Vancouver Sun.
Clear Seas releases 3-part resource highlighting the key findings from provincial report.
Two new digests on provincial West Coast Spill Response Study now available online.
Our Executive Director, Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, will be speaking at the HWY H2O 2016 Conference in Toronto, Ontario on November 16th.Our Executive Director, Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, will be speaking at the HWY H2O 2016 Conference in Toronto, Ontario on November 16th.
Clear Seas has a national mandate to facilitate research, analyze policies, identify best practices for safe and sustainable shipping worldwide, share information broadly, and create open dialogue with communities, starting with those along our coasts.