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.
Review of Marine Approaches and Safety Measures at International LNG TerminalsThe report will assess regional differences in vessel operator safety processes, including escort tugs, speed limits, minimum safe distances, and inspections.
Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Drifting Ships off Canada’s CoastsThe study will determine causes and frequency of loss-of-control incidents, analyze marine traffic volumes, assess current vessel traffic routes and monitoring practices, determine drift speeds of different vessel types, review available towing and salvage capacity, and identify solutions to enhance marine vessel safety along Canada’s coastlines.