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.
What We Do
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.
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.
Board of Directors
In order to establish Clear Seas and help initiate independent and unbiased research, the not-for-profit has been funded (for three years) by contributions of $3.7 million each from the Government of Canada (Transport Canada), the Government of Alberta (Alberta Energy) and industry groups represented by CAPP.
Clear Seas is an independent and unbiased research organization and will operate at arm’s length from all funding partners. Our research agenda will be independently set by the Centre’s Executive Director and approved by the Board. All results will be based on objective and unbiased research, and all findings and conclusions will be publicly released and made available at the Clear Seas website.