Webinar: Managing Shipping Risk in Marine Protected Areas

June 24, 2021, 11 AM to 12 PM (PDT) – Join the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum for the webinar Managing Shipping Risk in Marine Protected Areas.

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About the Webinar 

This next event in the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) webinar series on shipping risk will explore topics related to the management and regulation of marine shipping activities in Canada’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

This session will feature a presentation on the new toolkit – Reducing Impacts from Shipping in Marine Protected Areas: A Toolkit for Canada – prepared by WWF-Canada, West Coast Environmental Law and East Coast Environmental Law. This toolkit has been developed to address barriers in Canada’s existing marine protections to adequately mitigate the risk posed by shipping, to share the impacts of shipping in MPAs and to identify the tools that MPA practitioners and shipping experts can use to reduce those impacts in Canada. It also includes resources on the impacts of shipping, the legal framework for shipping in MPAs, available legal tools, and case studies.

The webinar will also include a presentation from Transport Canada on the Management and Regulation of Shipping Activities in Canada to help participants understand Transport Canada’s mandate and responsibilities for shipping safety.

The event will wrap up with a panel discussion and opportunity for questions from the audience with:

  • WWF-Canada: Kim Dunn, Senior Specialist, Ocean Conservation
  • West Coast Environmental Law: Stephanie Hewson, Staff Lawyer
  • East Coast Environmental Law: Mike Kofahl, Staff Lawyer
  • Oceans North: Colleen Turlo, Policy Advisor for Atlantic and Arctic Region MPAs
  • Transport Canada: Michel Charron, Manager, Clean Water Policy Division

This event is free and open to all people and organizations with an interest in marine shipping risk.

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About the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum addresses topics relating to the exploration of risks of, and to, shipping, mostly within Canada. It aims to provide an ongoing forum for communicating about and identifying potential collaborations on the state of the art for shipping modelling and risk in Canada. Learn more about this community of practice, here.

Published June 1, 2021

Last modified on June 8, 2021