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New Study Affirms the Value of Marine Shipping to Canadians in all Regions

A new study commissioned by Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas), and conducted by the Council of Canadian Academies, concludes that marine shipping is of great value to Canadians in all regions.

Release of Clear Seas’ Report: Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for Canada

Clear Seas requested a study of governance systems and practices for oil spill response in leading ports of other countries to identify possible options for improvement of the regimes in Canadian ports.

Peter Ellis Joins Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Ellis to the position of Executive Director, effective March 20th, 2017.

Kinder Morgan approval confirms importance of “Oceans Protection Plan” to strengthen Canadian Coast Guard and enhance marine safety systems

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.

Clear Seas supports “Oceans Protection Plan” measures to strengthen Canadian Coast Guard and enhance marine safety systems

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.

Vancouver Sun Opinion Piece: Canada is a maritime trading nation

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.

New Digests on the BC Ministry of Environment Marine Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Report

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping releases 3-part resource highlighting the key findings from provincial report.

Clear Seas Highlights Key Findings from BC Ministry of Environment West Coast Spill Response Study

Two new digests on provincial West Coast Spill Response Study now available online.

Clear Seas Speaking @ HWY H2O 2016 in Toronto

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.

Transport Canada: Let’s Talk Marine Transportation

Get engaged in the conversation around marine transportation.

Clear Seas Speaking @ ACPA 2016

Our Executive Director, Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, will be speaking at the Association of Canadian Port Authorities 2016 Conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 8th.

Editorial: Is Canada doing enough to prevent shipping incidents?

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping makes the case for a Marine Emergency Prevention Fund in the September issue of BC Shipping News.

New Workshop Report Describes Vision for Maritime Domain Management

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 are 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 […]

Clear Seas workshop promotes collaboration

The April 2016 workshop was featured in an article by Colin Laughlan published in the June 2016 Issue of BC Shipping News.

News Release: Lack of Data Limits Understanding of Marine Shipping Risks in Canada

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 […]

Poll: Canadians express confidence in Canada’s marine shipping industry

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. […]

Royal Society of Canada releases Expert Panel Report on impact of crude oil spills in waterRoyal Society of Canada releases Expert Panel Report on impact of crude oil spills in water

Key takeaways from the report include the recommendation of an integrated research program to support and maintain a comprehensive national database to identify and provide information on regional sites at high risk for spills, as well as the identification of seven “high-priority” research needs that encompass spilled crude oil’s impact on communities, wildlife populations and ecosystems across Canada.

Clear Seas a resource for marine decision-makers

Prince Rupert Northern Review: A lot of marine shipping know-how is already firmly rooted in Prince Rupert, but a visit from one of the province’s foremost experts on the subject provided Rupert community and business leaders with some new ideas to chew on as the industry evolves along the North Coast.

Mary R. Brooks to Serve as Chair for the Expert Panel on the Social and Economic Value of Commercial Marine Shipping in CanadaMme Mary R. Brooks présidera le comité d’experts sur la valeur sociale et économique du transport maritime commercial au Canada

The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary R. Brooks as Chair of the Council’s newest expert panel assessment on The Social and Economic Value of Commercial Marine Shipping in Canada. This assessment was referred to the Council by the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas).e Conseil des académies canadiennes (CAC) est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Mary R. Brooks à la présidence du nouveau comité d’experts du CAC chargé de l’évaluation sur La valeur sociale et économique du transport maritime commercial au Canada. Cette évaluation sera réalisée à la demande du Centre de transport maritime responsable Clear Seas.

Clear Seas Centre aims to bring facts to public debate over maritime shipping

The Vancouver-based Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping intends to chart a course that will establish its credibility as an independent authority on shipping in Canada.

The Council of Canadian Academies Launches Assessment on the Social and Economic Value of Commercial Marine Shipping in CanadaLe Conseil des académies canadiennes entreprend une évaluation sur la valeur sociale et économique du transport maritime commercial au Canada

The Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) engaged the Council to address the following questions: What is the social and economic value of commercial marine shipping to Canada and its regions*? How will global trends related to shipping affect future shipping activity in Canada?

Le Centre de transport maritime responsable Clear Seas a engagé les services du CAC pour répondre aux questions suivantes : Quelle valeur sociale et économique le transport maritime commercial a-t-il pour le Canada et ses régions*? Comment les tendances mondiales en matière de transport maritime influenceront-elles les futures activités de transport maritime au Canada?

Editorial: Charting a New Course for a Safer Shipping IndustryCharting a New Course

Independent, not-for-profit organization providing impartial & evidence-based research on marine shippingEst un organisme indépendant, sans but lucratif, qui assure une recherche impartiale étayée par des données factuelles

TradeWinds News: Safety focus – July 8th, 2015Nouvelles de Tradewinds

Canada is funding a new organisation to research best practice and provide guidance for nationwide marine vessel safetyCanada finance un nouvel organisme

NEWS RELEASE: CLEAR SEAS LAUNCH LANCEMENT DE CLEAR SEAS Communiqué de presse

Independent research centre launched to examine safety of national marine shippingPOUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

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