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.

25/04/2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Marine Casualty Management

This Chapter draws on the experience of other national jurisdictions on centralized Marine Casualty Management systems.

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22/04/2016

Canada Transportation Act Review

Although the report covered all aspects of transportation in Canada, this digest concerns itself with the chapter on Marine Transport, particularly those aspects that deal with safe shipping practices.

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23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: System Elements

This digest covers some of the major observations of the province's report, specifically those that discuss system element examples from around the world that best describe a world-leading oil spill response system.

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23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: Prevention

This digest covers some of the province's major observations, specifically those that discuss world-leading prevention systems that build on IMO standards.

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23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: Preparedness & Response

Digest covering the major observations of marine oil spill preparedness, response and recovery examples from around the world.

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23/09/2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 1

Digest on the Ministry of Environment's report on British Columbia's oil spill prevention, preparedness and response regime.

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09/03/2016
Clear Seas

Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Drifting Ships off Canada’s Coasts

The 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.

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10/11/2016
Clear Seas

Review of Marine Approaches and Safety Measures at International LNG Terminals

The report will assess regional differences in vessel operator safety processes, including escort tugs, speed limits, minimum safe distances, and inspections.

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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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