Promoting Safe & Sustainable Marine Shipping in Canada

#clearfacts #shippingmatters #maritimenation

MARINE SHIPPING & YOU

#clearfacts #underwaternoise #marinemammals

AND MARINE MAMMALS

UNDERWATER NOISE

#clearfacts #tankers101

CANADIAN WATERS

OIL TANKERS IN

LEARN MORE ABOUT

COMMERCIAL SHIPPING

THE VALUE OF CANADIAN

RESEARCH PROJECT:

OIL SPILL RESPONSE IN PORTS

LEADING SYSTEMS FOR

RESEARCH PROJECT:

Get the Facts on Marine Shipping in Canada

About Us

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is an independent research centre that promotes safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Mission

To be the leading source of credible, fact-based information to bring clarity to decision-making for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Vision

A vibrant, safe and sustainable marine shipping industry that leads world standards, and that Canadians feel part of and trust.

The Oceans Protection Plan: One Year In The Making

The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.

What Role Does Marine Trade Play In the Arctic?

For Arctic communities, marine shipping is often the only economical means of accessing essential goods, such as food, fuel and construction goods.

Abandoned Vessels & The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

Abandoned and derelict vessels pose significant risks to marine safety and have both economic and environmental impacts on local communities.

The Importance of Ballast Water Management

Ballast water is essential for the safe operation of ships. It is used to adjust the overall weight of the vessel and its internal distribution in order to keep the ship floating safely, upright and in a stable condition. It is used to compensate for different cargo loads that a ship may carry at different times, including during loading and unloading. It also provides stability and manoeuvrability during transit.

10 Questions About Underwater Noise & Marine Mammals

With increased marine traffic in Canada’s coastal waters comes an increase in underwater noise from vessels – and a need to understand the impacts on marine mammals who use sound to communicate, feed, navigate and reproduce.

What we do

Learn more

RESEARCH • ENGAGE • INFORM

Clear Seas provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public. Our mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information and facilitate dialogue.

Join the conversation on marine shipping in Canada