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Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping

We are an independent research centre that supports 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.

Maritime search and rescue and shipping risk: How does it work in Canada?

Understanding the mechanics of maritime search and rescue (SAR) and how maritime risks are governed in Canada.

Ballast water management: stopping the spread of invasive species by ships

Why commercial ships carry ballast water on board, and how it affects the marine environment.

Reconciliation in Canada’s Marine Shipping Industry (II)

What efforts are being undertaken by the marine shipping industry to help advance reconciliation?

Shipping Containers Overboard

Why are shipping containers lost at sea and where do they end up?

Black Carbon in the Arctic:
What You Need to Know

How does air pollution from marine shipping accelerate climate change in the Arctic and what can be done about it?

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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.