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Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is an independent research centre that promotes safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
To be the leading source of credible, fact-based information to bring clarity to decision-making for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
A vibrant, safe and sustainable marine shipping industry that leads world standards, and that Canadians feel part of and trust.
The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
For Arctic communities, marine shipping is often the only economical means of accessing essential goods, such as food, fuel and construction goods.
Abandoned and derelict vessels pose significant risks to marine safety and have both economic and environmental impacts on local communities.
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.
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.