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 makes the case for a Marine Emergency Prevention Fund in the September issue of BC Shipping News.
On behalf of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, and our co-sponsors the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) and exactEarth Ltd., we am pleased to announce the release of our workshop report: Better Decision Making Through Maritime Traffic Monitoring & Modelling. The report identifies best practices, discusses the current state of maritime [...]
The April 2016 workshop was featured in an article by Colin Laughlan published in the June 2016 Issue of BC Shipping News.
Vancouver, B.C. (April 28, 2016) Version Française – A new report commissioned by the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) reveals the need for better-quality shipping data to fully understand the causes of marine shipping accidents and their potential impacts. The workshop report, Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in Canada, was released [...]
Canadians see themselves as a sea-faring nation and have positive views about shipping and its contribution to the country. Canada’s coastal regions feel this most strongly. Overall, these findings show that Canadians are equally aware of the importance of marine shipping to our economy and that environmental concerns cannot be ignored, especially along our coastlines. [...]
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.