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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20/04/2016
Canadian Council of Academies

Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in Canada

This 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.

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19/04/2016
Angus Reid Institute

Public Opinion Poll: Canadians Attitudes towards Marine Shipping

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.

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