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.
The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to CanadaThe 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.
Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for CanadaThis 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.
Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in CanadaThis Clear Seas report summarizes the risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada's regions and for different cargo types, while highlighting gaps in understanding and areas for further research.
Public Opinion Poll: Canadians Attitudes towards Marine ShippingCanadians 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.