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.
Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) responded today to the federal government’s decision to approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion project from Edmonton to B.C.’s west coast, which is expected to increase oil tanker traffic in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet from five tankers a month to 34.
Q&A with an independent shipping research leader
Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) responded favourably today to the federal government’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, which outlined measures to increase marine safety systems and strengthen the Canadian Coast Guard.
Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, Executive Director of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, reflects on World Maritime Day in op-ed published in the Vancouver Sun.
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.