We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada

Our research focuses on the human, environmental and economic impacts of marine shipping. That includes practices for safe handling of bulk commodities at marine terminals, impacts of oil and liquid natural gas shipping, spill prevention and response, impacts on coastal and Indigenous communities, and much more.

24/05/2017
Canadian Council of Academies

The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada

The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives – whether or not they live in coastal communities.

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30/03/2017
Clear Seas

Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for Canada

This research has examined spill response policies and practices in seven ports in five countries, which has provided a range of national policies and port conditions and practices against which to consider Canadian policies and practices.

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14/06/2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

Digest on the Pew Report, the framework that encompasses the environmental and social complexity concerning shipping in Canada's Arctic.

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14/06/2016

Remediation of Hazards Related to Shipwrecks

Digest on the development of a potential regime to address the hazards associated with shipwrecks in Canada's internal waters and territorial seas.

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23/09/2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 2

Digest on vessel traffic and associated oil movements along the west coast of Canada, between 2011 - 2012.

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25/04/2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: HNS

Unlike Canada’s oil spill response regime, there is currently no similar regulatory program in place for HNS preparedness and response.

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25/04/2016

M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response

This independent review of their operations does much to shine a light on the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s current ship-based oil spill response capacity.

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25/04/2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel I

Digest on Transport Canada’s 2013 Tanker Safety Expert Panel report covering areas south of the 60th parallel.

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25/04/2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Arctic

Compared to areas south of the 60th parallel, the Arctic is a much more complex environment within which to prepare for and respond to spills.

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